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Cleco Power of a Promise Scholarship awarded to two seniors at Peabody Magnet High School

Power of a promise 2023
May 15, 2023
Students receive full-ride scholarships with paid internships

Cleco Power awarded Jeremy Warden and Christiana Thomas, seniors at Peabody Magnet High School, with the company’s Power of a Promise Scholarship.

The scholarship, which was established in 2020, includes full tuition, books, a stipend for incidentals and a paid internship at Cleco Power’s Brame Energy Center in Lena, La.

It’s awarded annually to a high school junior or senior who plans to attend Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC) Alexandria Campus pursuing a Career and Technical Education in the school’s Industrial Manufacturing Technology Program. Recipients also must demonstrate high academic performance, financial need, personal accomplishments and community service.

“This scholarship not only helps me better my future but helps my family by not having to worry about paying for my tuition” said Jeremy, a resident of Alexandria. “I want to work hard and be so successful that my parents no longer have to work.”

Cleco established the Power of a Promise Scholarship to help fund training, curriculum development and scholarships at CLTCC as well as create educational and career opportunities for underrepresented populations.

“My career goal is to become a chef one day and own a catering business,” said Christina, a resident of Alexandria. “I love to cook because I enjoy making people happy by feeding them.”

“By awarding Power of a Promise Scholarships to these students, Cleco is not only investing in the future of these individuals but in the promotion of diversity and inclusion in the manufacturing industry here in Central LA and beyond,” said Shannon Senviel, talent coordinator at Cleco.