MAYS LANDING – As part of its ongoing support for customers and communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Atlantic City Electric has announced it will donate $50,000 to support local South Jersey students seeking careers in energy or related fields.
Atlantic City Electric’s Community Scholars Program will provide financial assistance to students who are pursuing higher education and vocational training to achieve their personal education goals, and sustain a workforce that is prepared for future careers in energy. The program will provide grants for the 2020-2021 academic year to the following educational institutions:
- Rowan College of South Jersey (Gloucester and Cumberland Counties)
- Atlantic Cape Community College
“The COVID-19 pandemic has strained our economy and limited financial support for students in South Jersey and across the country,” Atlantic City Electric Region President Gary Stockbridge said in a release. “As we continue to recover as a region, we are making strategic investments, including helping students pursuing STEM fields to continue on a path to achieve their personal goals. This will not only help students but also will have long-term benefits for the overall economy, ensuring we have a diverse and skilled pipeline of local talent who can continue to support our customers’ evolving energy needs. We will continue to do our part to support our customers, community partners and South Jersey’s recovery efforts.”
The Community Scholars Program grants will be provided to local educational institutions supporting students as gap funding. Partnering educational institutions will make award decisions based on a student’s financial need and pursuit of degrees in energy related fields.
“Rowan College of South Jersey is appreciative of this generous donation being made to our Cumberland and Gloucester students by Atlantic City Electric,” college President Frederick Keating said. “On behalf of the Foundations, I want to thank Atlantic City Electric for the Community Scholars Program Scholarship. This gift is evidence to the commitment and desire to aid students in the pursuit of a higher education and will make a difference in the lives of our students, particularly during this time of economic uncertainty.”
“We are thrilled about our ongoing partnership with Atlantic City Electric in creating education pathways for Atlantic Cape students,” Atlantic Cape President Barbara Gaba said. “We are most grateful for the $25,000 grant that provides scholarships for students in need.”
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