Three minority high school students are set to receive funding for college from the Tennessee Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE). The local chapter will award a total of $7,500 in scholarships at a reception dinner on Friday, April 20, 5 p.m. at Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Whitehaven Center, 1234 Finley Rd. AABE is a professional association composed of African Americans in the energy industry. Through its scholarship program, AABE seeks to help increase the number of minorities in energy-related fields.
The organization hosts year-round fundraisers to benefit minority high school seniors who plan to major in one of the STEM fields to prepare for a career in the energy sector.
The students were selected from a scholarship application process and judged accordingly. A $3,000, $2,500 and a $2,000 scholarship will be awarded. MLGW supports AABE’s mission to provide a pathway for energy professionals, executives, entrepreneurs and students to learn more about the energy industry through education, mentoring, community service and business networking. For more information, visit aabe.org/tennessee.
MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 421,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County.