Dominion Energy offering $500K in scholarships for minority students

Dominion Energy offering $500K in scholarships for minority students
A sign outside of a Dominion Energy office building in downtown Richmond. (Source: Ned Oliver/Virginia Mercury)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Dominion Energy is offering $500,000 in scholarships to underrepresented minority students who live in the company’s service area.

The scholarships will be made under the Dominion Energy Educational Equity Scholarship Program, a six-year, $10 million initiative aimed at providing assistance with higher education.

“As we witness our country’s evolving conversation on racial equity and social justice, we want to do our part to help historically underserved students,” said Robert Blue, Dominion Energy’s president and chief executive officer. “We know that education can serve as a springboard for social and economic mobility.”

Students can apply until Jan. 25 at 3 p.m. To be eligible, you must self-identify as Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.

Students must be high school seniors or graduates, or current college undergraduates in Connecticut, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Idaho, Wyoming or Utah. Applicants must have plans to enroll full-time at an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming year.

Twenty scholarships of $5,000 each will be made available for students enrolled in two-year schools, and 40 scholarships of $10,000 each will be awarded to students enrolled in four-year schools.

To learn more and apply, visit this link.

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