AABE Atlanta to Reward Students for Pursuit of STEM Disciplines

February 14, 2016
ATLANTA – Feb. 10, 2016 – Metro-Atlanta students who are interested in pursuing careers in
science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and business can apply for scholarships
offered by Atlanta chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy® (AABE®). Award
consideration will be given to students whose educational pursuits will lead to a career in the
energy industry. All applications must be received or postmarked by March 4, 2016.
Additionally, students who were previously awarded scholarships from the AABE Atlanta
Chapter will be able to apply for the continuing education scholarship, which offers additional
financial support toward obtaining a bachelor’s degree in energy-industry related fields at an
accredited college or university.
Students who are interested in applying can visit AABE ATLANTA to download the application
and eligibility requirements or contact Valerie Searcy at vdsearcy@southernco.com.
In 2015, AABE Atlanta awarded $37,000 to 32 award recipients, 21 high school students and 11
continuing education students. Since 1994 AABE Atlanta has awarded approximately $520,000
in scholarship money for Atlanta-area students to further their education in STEM careers.
For more information on AABE Atlanta programs, please visit AABE Atlanta.
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With more than 170 members from 30 utilities, distributors, infrastructure providers, and other energy-related companies, the Atlanta Chapter is one of 13 AABE chapters in the Southeast region. AABE is a national association of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensure the input of African Americans and other minorities into the discussions and developments of energy policies, regulations, research and development technologies, and environmental issues. For more information, please visit the national website at www.aabe.org.

Valerie Searcy

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