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National Fuel Gas Company Foundation announces scholarships & support to help students succeed


Tue, Sep 12th 2023 01:25 pm

The board of directors of the National Fuel Gas Company Foundation, the charitable giving arm of National Fuel Gas Co., recently approved foundation grants totaling $378,000.

According to David P. Bauer, foundation president and president and CEO of National Fuel, significant funding awarded falls under the foundation’s education pillar.

“Our objective is to help students in our service territory achieve academic success,” Bauer said. “By granting scholarships and funding school programs, we are investing in the future of our communities. We also offer college students real-world experiences through internship opportunities across the company.”

Established in 2019, the National Fuel scholars program, funded through the foundation, collaborates annually with community partners BISON Children’s Scholarship Fund, Buffalo Prep and Buffalo Urban League to provide financial assistance to college and high school students. This year, the foundation funded seven college scholarships and four high school private education scholarships to deserving students in Western New York.

The scholars program supports students interested in the energy sector, especially those considering careers in engineering, construction management, IT and business administration. National Fuel also offers paid internships to many of the college scholars.

In addition, the foundation board approved a grant request for longstanding community partner Veterans One-stop Center of WNY to support its case management program. A press release noted, “The program provides veterans individualized attention and support, enabling them to overcome financial and housing instability, access employment resources and successfully transition to civilian life.”

To learn more about the foundation and its giving process, visit www.nationalfuel.com/corporate/national-fuel-gas-company-foundation/.

The National Fuel Gas Company Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation funded entirely by National Fuel through shareholder funds to better establish National Fuel’s commitment to the community. Foundation focus areas include community enrichment and safety, education, environmental stewardship and veteran services.

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