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Minority Students Encouraged to Apply for Dominion Energy Educational Equity Scholarship

The company will give $500,000 In scholarships for 60 students in 2022

– the second year of six years, 10 million dollars Scholarship Program

Students can apply for scholarships until January 25, 2022

Richmond, Virginia.And December 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Through the Education Equity Scholarship Program, Dominion Energy awards $500,000 in scholarships to 60 students in 2022. In its second year of six years 10 million dollars An initiative, the program assists with higher education expenses for undergraduate students from underrepresented minorities who reside in the company’s service area.

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“We realize the importance of education as a fair in society,” he said. Robert M. Plow, President and CEO of Dominion Energy. “This program helps reduce the financial hurdle many underrepresented students face, giving scholarship recipients greater access to post-secondary education and additional opportunities to advance their futures.”

The scholarship application period is open November 30, 2021, via January 25 2022And 4 p.m. EST.

To be eligible, students must:

  • self-identify as black or African American; Hispanics or Latinos; American Indians or Alaska Natives; Asia ; or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander who incurs higher education expenses,

  • Be high school seniors or graduates, or current college students residing there ConnecticutAnd OhioAnd West VirginiaAnd VirginiaAnd MarylandAnd North CarolinaAnd South CarolinaAnd IdahoAnd 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; And

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).

In total, 60 scholarships in total $500,000 In 2022. Among these, 20 are scholarships 5000 dollars Each will be provided to students enrolled in two-year schools, while 40 scholarships $10,000 Each will be awarded to students enrolled in four-year schools. Scholarship recipients will be able to renew scholarships as they progress through the school, provided they meet certain criteria, such as GPA requirements and residency in an eligible country.

The program is administered by Scholarship America, a non-profit organization that specializes in administering scholarships and study aid programs. Scholarship in America will support Dominion Energy in selecting finalists.

Students can learn more and apply at DominionEnergy.com/EquityScholarships.

Clinton Washington III, student in Furman University in a South Carolina, was among the first batch of 2021 Dominion Energy educational justice scholars from eight states in the company’s service area.

“In early December, life was very stressful due to the impact of COVID-19,” Washington said. “Between just having my mum working, balancing school and financial stress, it was very difficult to maintain a happy state of mind as spring came. When I received the news about the Dominion Energy Education Equity Scholarship, I was so happy because I knew it would create an enormous amount of relief. For my family and myself in my senior year.This scholarship really changed the trajectory of my mental health by giving me the freedom to pursue all of my goals in my final year.Instead of spending a massive amount of time doing on campus jobs, I could go all in on my school, graduate plans and my clubs/organizations. My gratitude for this scholarship is not enough with just words, I really hope this can continue for future students like me.”

About Dominion Energy
About 7 million customers in 13 states power their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE:D), headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. The company is committed to providing sustainable, reliable, affordable and safe energy and achieving net zero carbon dioxide and methane emissions from power generation and gas infrastructure by 2050. Please visit DominionEnergy.com to learn more.

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