“AABE is an organization committed to building the future of its workforce,” said Willie L. Palmer, president of AABE Atlanta. “Each year our award contributions grow, and we are able to help support a number of deserving students."
This year’s high school awardees will be eligible to apply for the continuing education award next year, provided that they meet eligibility requirements.
“We are so proud of the students and their accomplishments,” said Valerie Searcy, chairperson of the AABE scholarship committee. “These students are attending prestigious schools across the country. AABE Atlanta is proud to be a part of their journey."
Approximately 150 guests gathered at Georgia Power’s corporate office for the annual James K. Davis scholarship award banquet.
The American Association of Blacks in Energy is a professional organization of African Americans in the energy industry. Through its Scholarship Program, AABE seeks to help increase the number of African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans (underrepresented minorities) in energy related fields.