PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NRG Energy today announced the winners of its sixth-annual Howard E. Cosgrove Academic Scholarship. Since its inception in 2011, twenty five students have been awarded more than $1 million in scholarships. This year, four winners were selected due to their overwhelming accomplishments as high school students.
“Each Cosgrove Scholarship winner is a role model in their community for their dedication to academics and their commitment to volunteerism,” said Jennifer Wallace, SVP, Administration, who oversees the program at NRG. “NRG is proud to invest in America’s future leaders by awarding this scholarship to these exemplary students.”
The competitive scholarship is open to college-bound high school seniors who have a parent working as a full time employee at NRG. This year’s winners hail from California, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia. The scholarship, which is named after NRG’s Chairman of the Board, Howard Cosgrove, is awarded based on merit and selections are made by an independent committee. Each winner will be awarded $15,000 per year, with a total of up to $60,000, to complete their undergraduate degrees, subject to certain academic requirements.
The 2016 NRG Cosgrove Scholarship recipients are:
- Travis Chan of Skillman, New Jersey
- Laetitia Coustar of Los Angeles, California
- Callan Cramer of McLean, Virginia
- Cameron Egger of Needville, Texas
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