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Avangrid Foundation Awards Scholarships

​Several students were awarded scholarships as they headed back to school this fall. In September, Avangrid Foundation and Fundación Iberdrola España announced nearly $900,000 in scholarships for students studying at universities in Maine, New York, Oregon, and Spain. These scholarships will be given to those pursuing degrees in engineering, environmental, and data science fields.

“Being able to study without the financial burden of graduate school will allow me to focus solely on strengthening my professional skills,” said Matthew Trudeau, who is pursuing studies at the University of Rochester.

The Avangrid Foundation sets a great example for the electric power industry and shows outstanding company leadership by focusing on funding activities that promote both environmental sustainability and improving the well-being of the local communities within AVANGRID’s service territories.

"Understanding and meeting the world’s energy needs and protecting the environment are challenges that are closely linked,” said James P. Torgerson, president of Avangrid Foundation. “This scholarship program will help to ensure that some of the brightest young minds are focused on finding solutions to these issues.”

The scholarships were awarded to 15 students from seven different universities.

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