Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Atlantic City Electric has provided additional support to our customers and communities. We understand that this pandemic has financially impacted our customers in our service area. As an essential business and the local energy company for over 100 years, we recognize the vital role that we play in assisting our communities as best as possible through each stage of the pandemic.
As the pandemic continues, we’ve been working to identify ways we can support our community from an economic recovery standpoint. As part of this support, we’ve taking steps to support those in our communities who are pursuing a higher education.
Atlantic City Electric launching a new Communities Scholars Program that provides $50,000 in grants over the 2020-2021 academic year to support our community. We want to focus on growing our local diverse talent by providing scholarships that’ll help them gain the skills needed to join the energy workforce.
“Rowan College of South Jersey is appreciative of this generous donation being made to our Cumberland and Gloucester students by Atlantic City Electric,” stated College President Frederick Keating. “On behalf of the Foundations, I want to thank Atlantic City Electric for the Community Scholars Program Scholarship. This gift is evidence to the commitment and desire to aid students in the pursuit of a higher education and will make a difference in the lives of our students, particularly during this time of economic uncertainty.”
This support is part of our effort to provide the upmost level of service to our customers and communities. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve support COVID-19 relief efforts across our service area that includes $75,000 in contributions provided to local organizations. This community effort is part of our mission to provide opportunities to residents to continue their education, ensure a strong and skilled energy workforce.