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Dominion Energy offering scholarships to Black, minority students in Ohio

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Posted at 2:57 PM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 14:57:27-05

CLEVELAND — Dominion Energy has partnered with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to award $500,000 to high school seniors, high school graduates or current college undergraduates residing in 10 states, including Ohio.

“We have partnered with historically black colleges and universities for nearly 40 years, offering volunteer and financial support,” said Thomas F. Farrell, II, Dominion Energy’s executive chairman. “This scholarship program is another way for us to support the students who will one day lead our nation.”

The scholarship application program period is open until Jan. 25, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. CST.

In total, 60 scholarships will be awarded. Of those, 20 scholarship of $5,000 each will be made available for students enrolled in two-year schools while 40 scholarships of $10,000 each will be awarded to students enrolled in four-year schools.

“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 M. Blue, Dominion Energy’s president and chief executive officer in a news release. “We know that education can serve as a springboard for social and economic mobility.”

To be eligible, students must:

  • Self-identify as Black or African American; Hispanic or Latino; American Indian or Alaska Native; Asian; or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander with higher education expenses
  • Be high school seniors or graduates, or current college undergraduates residing in Connecticut, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Idaho, Wyoming or Utah, with plans to enroll full time at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

Students can apply and learn more here.