NEW NextEra Energy Classroom Makeover Grant

Apply by Nov. 15, 2021

As part of our commitment to STEM education, the NextEra Energy Foundation will award up to 10 schools each a $50,000 classroom makeover grant to improve technology, equipment and resources for the next generation of innovators.

This grant is intended to provide transformational learning opportunities for Black students in a classroom setting. Funds are available to address needs in infrastructure, technology or resources (i.e. software, equipment, books, training of teachers, tutors, paraprofessionals) to advance the STEM curriculum and increase exposure of Black students to STEM education and careers.

Grants will be awarded to five classrooms in the Florida Power & Light/Gulf Power service area and five grants in NextEra Energy’s service area to 10 schools per year from 2021 through 2024. This grant is open to all public, private and charter schools and all grade levels.

Timeline:

  • Sept. 1 – Nov. 15, 2021: Grant applications accepted
  • Dec. 1, 2021: Grant recipients announced
  • Jan. 2022: Classroom updates begin

For more information, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

Learn how a classroom makeover helped a local middle school

Ready to apply? Schools in Florida, click here. Schools outside of Florida, click here.

NextEra Energy Scholarship for Black Students in SECME 

As part of our commitment to STEM education, the NextEra Energy Foundation will award up to 10 scholarships each year to graduating high school seniors who have at least one year of experience in SECME.

The reward will be $5,000 per year, renewable for up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first – up to $20,000. The recipients of this scholarship must plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university for the entire academic year.

Applications for the 2022 scholarship will open Dec. 15, 2021.

Congratulations to Miya Aviles of Hialeah (left), Jayden McNab of Miramar (center) and Luke Fourie of Homestead (right), the 2021 recipients of the NextEra Energy Scholarship for Black Students in SECME

FIRST® Robotics Scholarship

The NextEra Energy Foundation is proud to provide a scholarship opportunity to reward FIRST® students whose experience has inspired their interest in an engineering or information management career. One $5,000, renewable scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who has two or more years in an FTC or FRC program in FPL's service area. A weighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required to apply and students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to renew each year.

Before the award is paid out, the winning student must be accepted to an accredited four-year college or university majoring in information science (or related field) or engineering.

Applications for the 2022 scholarship will open Dec. 15, 2021. For further information and to apply, click here.

Congratulations to Megan Cowart, the 2021 recipient of the FPL Robotics Scholarship

Scholarship Winner boy with large check

Science Fairs

Science fairs are a great way to inspire young minds and future scientists. We support only district-wide science fairs with categories of energy or engineering. If your district would like to be considered for a science fair grant, send the appropriate paperwork to Maureen.Wilt@FPL.com.

Due to the number of schools in our service area, we cannot provide grants or support to individual schools for their science fair activities.