It’s the final week to apply for the Future of Energy Scholarship program, and ComEd is reminding local students about this opportunity to receive a needs-based award of up to $10,000 each toward their college studies!
The $250,000 Future of Energy program was created earlier this year by ComEd to remove financial barriers for students interested in pursuing STEM and related degrees in college. It’s all part of the company’s longstanding efforts to prepare a skilled talent pipeline for jobs in the fast-growing energy sector.
Across the county, minorities and women remain woefully underrepresented in STEM careers. To help close the equity gap in this field– ComEd is prioritizing bringing more women and minorities into education programs just like this one.
Applying is easy! To be considered, you must be accepted into a STEM or related college program. Minorities, women and Illinois residents will be prioritized for award, as well as students enrolled in an HBCU. Visit ComEd’s website today to learn more about requirements to submit for the program. The deadline to submit is 5pm on Friday April 8, 2022. Application is here.
The Future of Energy Scholarship builds on ComEd’s comprehensive investments in education and training, with a goal of exposing more diverse residents to well paying careers within energy and the trades. Other programs include skills training offered at CPS Chicago Builds, City Colleges’ Dawson Tech, citywide STEM education programs and events, and hundreds of thousands of dollars extended to college bound STEM scholars every year.