For Immediate Release
BALTIMORE (Aug. 15, 2017) – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) initiated its BGE Scholars program today by awarding scholarships totaling $45,000 to nine undergraduate students from across the BGE service area. One scholarship each was awarded to students in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George's Counties. BGE Scholars and their parents were recognized during a luncheon today at BGE's headquarters in downtown Baltimore.
BGE Scholars are students who have been accepted into an accredited undergraduate program or are currently enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at an accredited institution of higher learning who have demonstrated academic achievement and active membership and involvement in community service and extracurricular activities. The BGE Scholars Award is one of three legacy gifts to the community to commemorate the company's 200th anniversary, which was celebrated throughout 2016.
"BGE is pleased to recognize these outstanding students for their academic excellence and commitment to community service," said Valencia McClure, vice president, governmental and external affairs and corporate relations for BGE. "These students are our future leaders and it is incumbent upon us to nurture their growth and development by providing opportunities for them to reach their fullest potential. The BGE Scholars program is one of many ways BGE demonstrates its investment in the people and the communities we serve."
BGE partnered with Central Scholarship, a Baltimore-area non-profit, to promote the BGE Scholars program and evaluate hundreds of students who applied for the merit-based award. Among the eligibility requirements, applicants must satisfy the following:
BGE employees and affiliates of Exelon, relatives of BGE employees or affiliates of Exelon, applicants enrolled in or applying for admission to graduate or professional schools or programs and anyone not determined to be a BGE customer or meeting qualifications for this award are not eligible. The BGE Scholars application period will re-open in January 2018 for the 2018-2019 academic school year.
BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility and headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility. The company's approximately 3,200 employees are committed to safe and reliable energy delivery to more than 1.3 million electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. In the J.D. Power 2017, 2018, and 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Studies SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Electric Service in the East among Large Utilities. In the J.D. Power 2018 and 2019 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Studies SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Natural Gas Service among utilities in the East Region. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Connect with BGE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and engage with the latest BGE stories on bgenow.com.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (or "BGE") received the highest score in the East Region of the 2019 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study and the East Large Segment of the 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study of gas and electric utility customer satisfaction among business customers. Visit jdpower.com/awards.