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Local Blacks in Energy Organization Awards Scholarships to Minority Students
April 19, 2018

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.

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