Thirteen college students from military families make up the inaugural class of Dominion Energy Fellows
Jeni Hatch and her family have lived in seven different places in just eight years because of her husband’s job serving in the Army as a helicopter pilot. With every move, the finish line for her life-long dream of becoming a neonatal intensive care nurse is reset, because of the varying educational requirements at each of the institution she attends.
Jeni is one of the first students attending Virginia’s Community Colleges to benefit from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation’s grant to the Virginia Foundation for Community College (VFCCE).
The $300,000 two-year grant establishes the Dominion Energy Fellows program to support military-connected students who are within one year of completing their studies. Active-duty service members, veterans, as well as their spouses and dependents are eligible.
Fellows receive full tuition, book expenses and fees. And each Fellow will volunteer 80 hours of service during the academic year to strengthen their leadership skills and develop a strong foundation for future success.
Dominion Energy Fellows program will begin accepting applications for 2020-2021 in March.