BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) today announced that applications for the BGE Scholars Award are now available online through April 1. The nine new scholarships are part of BGE’s legacy gifts that marked the company’s 200th anniversary last year. Central Scholarship, a Baltimore-based nonprofit, is administering the scholarship program on BGE’s behalf.
“We view this scholarship program as another way for BGE to support the development of our local workforce, by providing individuals with the means to successfully compete for opportunities,” said Valencia McClure, BGE’s vice president of Governmental, External Affairs and Corporate Relations. “We are honored to partner with Central Scholarship to help people receive an education that will lead to the future he or she envisions.”
The merit-based scholarships provide eligible students with awards of up to $5,000 each year to support post-secondary students pursue their educational goals. BGE Scholars will demonstrate academic excellence and share BGE’s commitment to serving the communities where they live and work.
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Be BGE customers or dependents of BGE customers
- Be accepted to attend or currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or post-secondary program, including vocational programs
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Demonstrate service and commitment to community, civic or related organizations
- Not be employed by, or related to a person employed by, BGE
BGE and its employees are committed to enhancing the quality of life for the communities throughout central Maryland. In 2016, the company contributed nearly $5 million to more than 350 nonprofit organizations that focus on the environment, arts and culture, neighborhood development, education and emergency services. BGE employees also logged more than 20,000 hours volunteering with nonprofit organizations across the service area. To learn more about BGE’s ongoing charitable activities, visit bge.com.
BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation’s first gas utility, is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility. Headquartered in Baltimore, BGE delivers power to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,200 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.
About Central Scholarship
Central Scholarship, founded in 1924, awards over $1 million annually in scholarships and interest free loans for career training and undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. Central Scholarship also offers College Cash® education sessions to help students and their families become more informed consumers of higher education and reduce their loan burden. For more information, visit www.central-scholarship.org.