NextEra Energy Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist eligible Florida high school seniors involved in SECME who plan to continue their education in college.
The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, 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 NextEra Energy Scholarship Award for Black Students in SECME must:
Children of NextEra Energy and Florida Power & Light Company are ineligible.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. Up to ten (10) awards will be granted. 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 a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent, in a full-time course of study, and continuation of the program by NextEra Energy Foundation.
Assuming there are qualified applicants, the intent is to allocate at least 50% of the awards to students pursuing a STEM degree.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
All applicants will be notified in May.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of NextEra Energy Foundation. Payment will be processed in August.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of an SECME essay, academic performance, community service, participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances (if applicable), and an online recommendation completed by an SECME club sponsor, teacher or guidance counselor.
Financial need is not considered.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of the NextEra Energy Foundation, NextEra Energy or Florida Power & Light Company play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 5, 2022 3:00 pm.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.