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10 Local Graduating High School Seniors Just Received A Surprise Of A Lifetime

BPRW — On June 18, 2022, 10 students were surprised with big checks, hats and university swag inside of the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale.

These 10 students received a total of two hundred thousand dollars to help support their undergraduate studies. Each received this scholarship for their involvement in the Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering, also known as SECME (SECK-mee).

This scholarship program is part of FPLs commitment to stem education and supporting our next generation of leaders, thinkers and innovators.

10 Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and parent company NextEra Energy announced the NextEra Energy Scholarship for Black Students in SECME, which is a merit award of up to $20,000 for college-bound high school seniors who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming 2021-2022 academic year.

About Florida Power & Light Company

Florida Power & Light Company is the largest energy company in the United States as measured by retail electricity produced and sold, serving more than 5.1 million customer accounts or an estimated 10 million+ people across the state of Florida. FPL’s typical 1,000- kWh residential customer bill is approximately 30% lower than the latest national average and among the lowest in the U.S. FPL’s service reliability is better than 99.98%, and its highly fuel-efficient power plant fleet is one of the cleanest among all electric companies nationwide. The company was recognized in 2019 as one of the most trusted U.S. electric utilities by Escalent for the sixth consecutive year. A leading Florida employer with approximately 8,900 employees, FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a clean energy company widely recognized for its efforts in sustainability, ethics and diversity, and has been ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune’s 2020 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies.” NextEra Energy is also the parent company of Gulf Power Company, which serves more than 470,000 customers in eight counties throughout northwest Florida, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun and a world leader in battery storage. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.GulfPower.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.

Pictured Above: 10 recipients of Nextra Energy Scholarshop for Black Students in SECME proudly hold up their $20,000 college scholarship check from Florida Power & Light Company inside the Museum of Discovery & Science in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

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