While Georgia Power is a part of a growing group of corporate and philanthropic organizations who have increased support for HBCUs in the wake of the pandemic and mounting calls for racial equity and social justice, the company has been long recognized for its support of these institutions and its overall commitment to helping all communities in Georgia thrive.
Last year, the company was honored by the Morehouse School of Medicine with the 2019 Louis C. Brown MD Vanguard Award for the company’s leadership in improving health and wellbeing in Georgia. The company has been a supporter of MSM since 1985. During the 35-year partnership, Georgia Power and MSM have worked together to help provide science, technology, engineering and mathematics education to nearly 5,000 students through K-12 programs, the MSM Undergraduate Health Sciences Academy and other pipeline programs.
Georgia Power also has an active recruiting strategy with HBCUs for internships, cooperative education programs and full-time positions.
As part of the $50 million initiative, this allocation will be awarded to qualifying institutions in grants up to $500,000. Additional grant opportunities in support of other needs at qualifying HBCUs will be available in the future.