RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The company is seeking qualified high school seniors for the Dominion Memorial Scholarship Fund. Online applications are being accepted through Jan. 31, 2017.
Now in its 10th year, the program was established in memory of three college students with close ties to Dominion who were slain in the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings. Six new scholarships will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year. The scholarships are up to $5,000 each for tuition and fees and are renewable for up to three years, for a total of four years.
- Applications will be accepted from high school seniors whose parents or grandparents are current, non-officer Dominion employees or retirees with at least one year of service as of Jan. 31, 2017 as certified by Dominion's Human Resources department.
- Criteria for acceptance includes: a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, as well as a demonstrated history of volunteerism and outstanding service to the student's community.
- Eligible institutions include accredited nonprofit two- and four-year colleges and universities in the United States.
Dominion (NYSE: D) is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 25,700 megawatts of generation, 14,400 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 1 trillion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at www.dom.com.