- April 30, 2019
Florida Power and Light is accepting scholarship applications for high school seniors across ten counties, including Flagler and Volusia.
FPL will be offering two types of scholarships, a FPL press release said. The first is the NextEra Energy Scholarship for Black students in a Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering program. FPL is also offering a STEM education scholarship for FIRST — For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology — Robotics students.
Qualified recipients must have at least one year of experience in a SECME program in Brevard, Broward, Escambia, Flagler, Hendry, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Seminole or Volusia, the press release said.
The scholarship will award $5,000, renewable for three years while the student is working full-time on a bachelor’s degree, the press release said. Ten students will be awarded the scholarships.
SECME and STEM programs help engage students in new fields, said Pam Rauch, FPL’s vice president of external affairs and economic development.
“In many cases,” Rauch said, “programs like these help break down barriers and provide more opportunities to traditionally underserved populations.”
Interested students can visit FPL.com/education and click on “scholarships and funding” for details and for a link to the applications.