AABE Atlanta Awards Scholarships Totaling $37,000 to 32 Students in Metro Atlanta

June 2, 2016

ATLANTA – May 23, 2016 – The Atlanta Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy® (AABE) awarded 32 metro Atlanta students with scholarships to further their education in disciplines that focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

A total of $37,000 in scholarships was awarded to 15 continuing education students and 17 high school honorees.

“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 as a result, we are able to support a number of deserving students."

This year’s high school awardees will be eligible to apply for the continuing education award next year, as long as they meet eligibility requirements.

“We are proud of all our students and their accomplishments,” said Valerie Searcy, chairperson of the AABE Atlanta scholarship committee. “These students are attending prestigious schools all across the country, and 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. To learn more about AABE visit the website


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