ComEd Encourages Illinois Students to Apply for College Scholarships

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ComEd launched its Future of Energy program, which will provide up to $250,000 in scholarships for women and minorities pursuing STEM degrees in college. Through March 28, 2022, students in Illinois can apply for the scholarship program, which will provide financial assistance awards of up to $10,000 and a chance to intern with ComEd. The Future of Energy program will provide students with scholarship awards ranging from $2,500 to $10,000, which may be used to cover college tuition and related expenses, in addition to the chance to pursue a ComEd internship where students gain direct career experience in the energy industry. As part of the launch of this program, ComEd has awarded five students who recently interned with the company scholarships for this spring. The new Future of Energy Scholars are either currently enrolled in college or are college-bound this fall. This diverse cohort includes:

• Arianna Burkes, Plainfield East High School grad, Management Information Systems major at Iowa State University of Science and Technology

• Saul Garcia, De La Salle Institute Class of 2022 and future Civil Engineer major

• Isabelle Genin, Downers Grove South grad, Business Administration major at Auburn University

• Ashton Randolph, Hudson Senior High School grad, Electronics & Communications Engineering major at Iowa State University of Science and Technology

• Nena Said, Amos Alonzo Stagg High School grad, Industrial Engineering major at University of Illinois at Chicago

To be eligible for a scholarship, students must be accepted into an eligible four-year college degree program, have a minimum 2.8 GPA, and submit an application. ComEd is partnering with the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project to administer the new scholarship fund. To register, visit

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