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Duke Energy gives $150K to S.C. State for nuclear scholarships

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Published: Nov. 29, 2021 at 4:46 AM EST
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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Duke Energy is giving a historically Black South Carolina university $150,000 in scholarships to help train and educate new nuclear engineers.

South Carolina State University says that money will provide about 15 scholarships over three years in its nuclear engineering program. The university says it is the only undergraduate one of its kind in the state.

The utility says the money from the Duke Energy Foundation is intended to strengthen the utility’s relationships with historically Black colleges and universities and bring more diverse talent into the company.

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