Local Black High School Seniors Surprised with $200,000 Scholarship by FPL
This morning, 10 South Florida Class of 2022 high school graduates were each surprised with a $20,000 scholarship for Black students in STEM, from Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and parent company NextEra Energy. Recipients from Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties were greeted at the Museum of Discovery & Science in Fort Lauderdale and presented with big checks, hats and university swag, courtesy of FPL.
The NextEra Energy Scholarship for Black Students in SECME: A merit award of up to $20,000 for college-bound high school seniors who have at least one year of experience volunteering in the Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering (SECME) and plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming 2021-2022 academic year. The reward will be $5,000 per year, renewable for up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first.