PSEG Foundation to Provide STEM Scholarships in August 2022

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WASHINGTON – Howard University is proud to partner with the PSEG Foundation to offer scholarships to undergraduate environmental studies majors. The PSEG Scholars Program established at Howard University is designed to support students from communities previously underrepresented in environmental science and clean energy research, yet overrepresented in areas that battle the highest levels of environmental pollution. 

“We are proud to have worked with the leadership of Howard University to build a program that will provide underrepresented students access to environmental education and generate a pipeline of capable talent for the future workforce,” said PSEG Foundation President Calvin Ledford.

Four Howard University undergraduates who demonstrate financial need will be provided scholarships in August 2022.

“We are grateful for the continued support from the PSEG Foundation,” said Rubin Patterson, Ph.D., dean of the Howard University College of Arts and Sciences. “We anticipate recipients of this scholarship becoming leaders in environmental science and justice and tackling rigorous environmental issues that directly impact their communities.”

Eligibility criteria for the program state that students:

  • Must attend Howard full-time;
  • Must be a resident of the state of New Jersey;
  • Must have a minimum 3.2 GPA;
  • Must major in a science, technology, math or other STEM-related academic area;
  • Must have a financial need, as determined by the Howard University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

To learn more about the PSEG Scholars Program, contact


About Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 14 schools and colleges. Students pursue more than 140 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced one Schwarzman Scholar, three Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard also produces more on-campus African American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit

About the PSEG Foundation

The PSEG Foundation, 501(c)(3), the philanthropic arm of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), prioritizes investments in the environment, safety, STEM education and workforce development, diversity and inclusion, and the communities served by PSEG. Headquartered in Newark, New Jersey, PSEG is a diversified energy company with approximately 13,000 employees. In 2020, PSEG was named one of Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity for the third year in a row. In addition, PSEG was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America for the 13th consecutive year in 2020.