Mohd Abrar Rahman (Ex Student of Merryland) receives prestigious awards


Mohd Abrar Rahman, recipient of the 2020 IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative, graduated from Merryland International School – Grade 12 in 2015 after completing 14 years of education with us.

Not only the recipient of the 2020 IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative, he was also selected as the top-ranked student in IEEE Region 5 (Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and parts of Nebraska and South Dakota) based on his academic excellence, campus engagement, and service to the professional society. As the top-ranked student in Region 5, he was awarded the John W. Estey Outstanding Scholar Award. He is the first student to hold this honor from an institution in Kansas.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) recognizes high achieving undergraduate students in Electrical Engineering who are committed to the power and energy field through IEEE PES Scholarship Plus initiative. IEEE Power & Energy Society (IEEE PES) is the technical arm of IEEE that creates a forum for sharing the latest in technological developments in the electric power industry, for developing standards that guide the development and construction of equipment and systems, and for educating members of the industry and the general public.

Mohd Abrar Rahman is a senior at Wichita State, expected to graduate with BSEE in May 2021. He is one of the 2020 IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative recipients.

Abrar has completed two internships in power and engineering. Abrar is the third student from Wichita State to receive this prestigious award. His first internship was with Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation as an Electrical Design Engineering Intern. Then he joined Evergy as a Protection Engineering Intern. He has been actively involved in professional activities. In fall 2019, he served as a volunteer at the 2019 North American Power Symposium, an IEEE PES technically co-sponsored event.