Tuesday, February 28, 2012

ATTENTION: AABE Scholarship Available!

The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) 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. By doing so, they help our nation address a critical need and a challenge to our future economic vitality in the world market.

Candidates for an AABE scholarship must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Have at minimum a “B” academic average and a “B” average in mathematics and science courses (3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale);
- Be a graduating high school senior who has applied to one or more accredited colleges/universities;
- Plan to major in business, engineering, technology, mathematics or physical science fields;
- Demonstrate financial need;
- Be a member of one of the underrepresented minority groups (African American, Hispanic or Native American) in the sciences and related areas of technology.

The New York Metropolitan Area Chapter of AABE will award-
- Three $2,000 scholarships (to be delivered in $500 increments over the four years that the student attends college. The top winner’s application is forwarded to compete for a Northeast Regional Award of $3,000 (The Northeast Region is one of six AABE Regions). Additionally, a Premier Award of $5,000 is given annually to the candidate who is judged to demonstrate the most outstanding achievement and promise.

The application is available here (http://www.aabe.org/index.php?component=pages&id=4), and the complete application is due NO LATER THAN March 9, 2012.

The completed application must to mailed to:
Mrs. Phyllis White-Thorne
Attention: Scholarship Committee
Con Edison
30 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

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