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Scholarships for students to build careers in STEM by Florida Power & Light in 2023

Florida Power & Light will offer up to $20,000 in STEM scholarships to local students in 10 counties

The ReliabilityOne®National Reliability Award-winning power generating company, Florida Power & Light, announced its scholarship program for high school senior students. The scholarships aim to encourage black and other deserving students to build a career in STEM. This will also bridge the skill gap in STEM and SECME.

Get more details on the STEM scholarship program, eligibility, and application process below.

Scholarships to flourish careers in STEM

The demand for a more skilled workforce is also rising with the economy growing in Florida. The Florida Power & Light (FPL) is now accepting scholarships and providing opportunities to high school students. These scholarships are meant to support students in building their careers.

According to Pam Rauch, the Vice President of External Affairs and Economic Development of FPL, STEM, and SECME (Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering) programs open new avenues of careers and well-paid jobs in different fields and one way to prepare students is through scholarships to share their burden.

These programs are meant to eliminate barriers while paving the way for underserved populations. FPL’s efforts to support students through scholarships will be offered in ten counties, including Broward and Miami-Dade. The energy generation company reiterates its commitment to promoting STEM education for students’ success.

The company is known for empowering students through career advancement opportunities. The NextEra Energy Scholarships for black students and STEM education scholarships for FIRST Robotics students will make good on that promise.

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Scholarship eligibility and what it means for students

The scholarship will be awarded to 10 high school seniors enrolled in SECME. This program will offer up to $20,000 in scholarships, of which $5,000 is renewable per year for up to 3 years or until the student earns their bachelor’s degree, whichever takes place first.

The scholarship recipient must enroll in a full-time program at an accredited university or college for 2 or 4 years for the upcoming academic year of 2023-2024. Eligible students will have at least one year of SECME experience in Manatee, Escambia, Brevard, Hendry, Miami-Dade, Volusia, Seminole, Palm Beach, Broward, and Flagler.

The scholarship is said to alleviate financial burdens off students’ shoulders, such as tuition, books, and housing costs. Interested students can check the scholarships and funding tab on FPL’s official website.

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