At PPL, we believe vibrant, prosperous communities need educated residents who are ready to tackle today’s problems and find solutions for the future. We believe expanding access to high-quality education benefits society and creates opportunities for a better life. And we believe companies and communities are stronger and more successful when we embrace, promote and advance diversity, equity and inclusion.
We’re proud to announce the Powering a Brighter Future Scholarship program, which aims to advance diversity, equity and inclusion and attract more women and minorities to careers in engineering, information technology, and tech and trade roles.
The new program aims to award $1 million in scholarships over the next decade to qualifying individuals pursuing careers in engineering, information technology, and tech and trade roles. Beginning in 2021, the scholarship program will award $100,000 annually to individuals pursuing degrees in these fields at qualifying colleges, universities and technical schools. This includes:
The Power Scholars scholarship will award 15 scholarships to minority and female students pursuing a degree in Engineering and Information Technology. The $5,000 awards are available to students entering any year of full-time, post-secondary education at a college or university.
As an energy company, we also place a high value on skilled trades workers. The Powerful Tech and Trade scholarship will award 10 $2,500 scholarships for minority and female students entering any year of a full-time, post-secondary career training at a community college or technical school in PPL’s Pennsylvania service territory.