AVANGRID Offers 2018-2019 Scholarships
ORANGE, CT — February 9, 2018 — AVANGRID Inc. (NYSE: AGR), a diversified energy company, announced it will provide scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year for postgraduate studies at universities in the United States continuing the company’s commitment to financially support students who are pursuing studies in the fields which help to create an innovative and sustainable future for the sector.
As the need to recruit and retain talented employees intensifies, AVANGRID has prioritized attracting and developing a highly engaged workforce with high-quality training, superior professional development and access to master’s degree programs that will enhance their qualifications for employment in the energy sector. Last year, the Avangrid Foundation and Fundación Iberdrola España, awarded approximately $900,000 in scholarships to cover stipends as well as enrollment at universities throughout the United States.
"Supporting our existing workforce must be complemented by a pledge to dedicate ourselves to nurture the next generation of energy leaders, who will provide the energy and innovation that will drive AVANGRID forward,” said James P. Torgerson, CEO of AVANGRID. “This scholarship program will help to ensure that some of the brightest minds are focused on finding solutions to issues our industry will face as it transitions away from fossil fuels toward a balanced energy mix that includes renewable generation.”
AVANGRID will provide scholarships for postgraduate studies in the following fields:
- Renewable Energy
- Smart Distribution Networks
- Data Science
- Cyber Security
- Business: International Studies, Human Resources, Communications, Finance, Treasury
- Information Technology
Applications are due no later than 8 p.m. (EST) on April 2, 2018. To apply for and to obtain information on candidate requirements and the selection process, click here. Applicants can also follow AVANGRID on Facebook and @AVANGRID on Twitter throughout the application process for additional information and updates.
About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $40 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns and operates eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs more than 7,000 people and has been recognized by JUST Capital in 2021 and 2022 as one of the JUST 100 companies – a ranking of America’s best corporate citizens. In 2022, AVANGRID ranked second within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2022 for the fourth consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.
About Iberdrola: Iberdrola is one of the world's biggest energy companies and a leader in renewables, spearheading the energy transition to a low carbon economy. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries. With a focus on renewable energy, smart networks and smart solutions for customers, Iberdrola’s main markets include Europe (Spain, the United Kingdom, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy and Greece), the United States, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. The company is also present in growth markets such as Japan, Taiwan, Ireland, Sweden and Poland, among others.
With a workforce of nearly 40,000 and assets in excess of €141.7 billion, across the world, Iberdrola helps to support 400,000 jobs across its supply chain, with annual procurement of €12.2 billion. A benchmark in the fight against climate change, Iberdrola has invested more than €130 billion over the past two decades to help build a sustainable energy model, based on sound environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles.