NYPA Future Energy Leader Scholarship

NYPA's Environmental Justice group is pleased to announce the 2021 Future Energy Leaders Scholarship winners!

The Scholarship program is designed to help increase diversity in the electric utility industry workplace by developing greater interest in the energy field among academically accomplished, economically disadvantaged, and under-represented students in New York State. This is the first year of the five-year Future Energy Leaders Scholarship Program. Join us in congratulating the winning students.

 

Congratulations Scholarship Winners!

“NYPA’s Future Energy Leaders Scholarship encourages under-represented students to pursue energy careers by providing essential economic support as they begin their college studies. The Scholarship is an important bridge to a brighter future for students and their families.”Lisa Payne Wansley, vice president of Environmental Justice

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Learn more about the Scholarship:

The scholarship winners reflect diversity in backgrounds and interests and live in various parts of New York State.

To be eligible, applicants had to be academically accomplished, economically challenged, and under-represented high school seniors (with additional consideration given to candidates who are Black, Indigenous or Persons of Color), residing in New York State, in good academic standing and enrolled in an energy-related college undergraduate degree program.

NYPA’s Environmental Justice team partnered with five nationally recognized professional, academic and community organizations to manage the 2021 Scholarship Program:

American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) 
Eagle Academy Foundation 
National Action Council of Minorities in Engineering (NACME) 
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
United Neighborhood Houses (UNH) 

Congratulations to the Scholarship winners:

American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) 
Victor Anuolumpo Adegoke: Morris Academy in the Bronx, to study computer science at Loyola College Chicago
Emmanuel Enock: Hutchinson Central Technical in Buffalo, to study business/AI innovation at Nazareth College

Eagle Academy Foundation 
Ohonnablu Crowell: The Eagle Academy for Young Men of Staten Island, to study mechanical engineering at SUNY Morrisville
Joseph Dillon: The Eagle Academy for Young Men at Ocean Hill in Brooklyn, to study biology or chemistry at SUNY Albany

National Action Council of Minorities in Engineering (NACME) 
Peter Thais: Saint Dominic High School in Hogansburg, to study biological engineering at Cornell University
Matheu Campbell: Skaneateles High School, to study electrical engineering, biomedical engineering or applied math at Columbia University

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) 
Andralyn (Andy) Coleman: Massena Central High School, to study business management at SUNY Canton
Malik Robinson: Nottingham High School in Syracuse, to study chemistry and environmental engineering at Boston College

United Neighborhood Houses (UNH) 
Fatoumata Dabo: Claremont International High School in the Bronx, to study computer science at Fordham University
Sunil Sharma: Information and Technology High School in Queens, to study business at Mercy College

We applaud the Scholarship winners and their families. A pillar in an ambitious VISION2030 strategy, NYPA’s industry leading Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) plan pledges to prepare and support a workforce that reflects the diverse communities NYPA serves. These new scholarships are integral to helping to deliver against the DEI plan’s bold goals. Browse our website and learn more about NYPA's commitment to Environmental Justice, VISION2030, and DEI.