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NextEra Energy is committed to solving our energy needs now and in the future with clean technologies, and to encouraging and assisting Native Americans as they pursue education in growth areas of our economy that will meet the needs of future generations. Through these scholarships, one of several Genesis Solar Energy Project Public Outreach activities, NextEra believes that additional skill sets will be brought back to impacted tribal communities and ensure that these communities benefit from the growing trends in clean energy.
About NextEra Energy
The NextEra Energy Foundation, Inc. is a private foundation organized as a not-for-profit corporation for the purpose of financially assisting charitable, scientific, literacy and educational organizations. NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $15.1 billion, approximately 42,500 megawatts of generating capacity, and approximately 13,900 employees in 26 states and Canada as of year-end 2013. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy's principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 4.7 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the United States, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which together with its affiliated entities is the largest generator in North America of renewable energy from the wind and sun.
Each selected scholar is eligible for a maximum amount of $30,000 which is payable in installments of $5,000 per semester, up to a maximum of 6 semesters or until the student graduates, whichever occurs first. Scholars will only apply once, and will continue to receive the award, as long as they maintain a 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).