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The Florida Power & Light Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Once again, the NextEra Energy Foundation is offering a $20,000 college scholarship to assist a high school senior attending high school located in the districts served by FPL to pursue a degree in engineering, information management or other approved STEM related programs.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants to The Florida Power & Light Scholarship Program must:

  • Must have participated in the FIRST robotics program for a minimum of two years (FTC or FRC).
  • Be high school seniors at a school located in one of the districts that is served by FPL.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2024-2025 academic year.
  • Must pursue a degree in engineering, information management or other approved STEM related program.
  • Have a minimum weighted grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive $5,000 annually, assuming ongoing eligibility up to four years. One award will be granted per year.

Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first.

Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, continued enrollment in an engineering, information management or other approved STEM related program, and continuation of the program by the NextEra Energy Foundation.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • An online recommendation

Financial need is not considered.


All applicants will be notified in June.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of NextEra Energy Foundation in August. Award checks will be made payable directly to the recipient. The recipient should check with their tax advisor for tax implications.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 20, 2024 4:00 pm Eastern Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

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