Dominion Energy Summer Bridge Program

In partnership with Dominion Energy, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is introducing the Summer Bridge Program. 

This program is intended to create a diverse pipeline of employees within higher education to develop student academic competencies and create career awareness in pre-college students. 

The Summer Bridge Program is modeled after the Latino Scientists of Tomorrow Summer Bridge Program at Utah Valley University.

Six campuses have been invited to join the program: Northern Virginia Community College, University of North Carolina - Pembroke, George Mason University, Sampson Community College, University of Connecticut - Stamford, and University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez.

About Dominion Energy

Dominion Energy is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, and they operate in 13 states and serve nearly 7 million customers. Their goal is to have net zero carbon dioxide and methane emissions from power generation and gas infrastructure by 2050. Also, more than 85% of their energy generation comes from clean energy sources or natural gas. Dominion Energy is the 3rd largest solar fleet in the United States.

Benefits to Colleges and Universities

  • Improve their institution's ability to diversify the applicant pool
  • Increase the number of students entering degree programs that will lead to careers in clean energy, creating a pipeline of STEM-oriented students
  • Increase brand awareness in local community
  • Increase student retention among first-generation, underrepresented populations
  • Budget for each campus is $60,000 per year for 3 years

Support Provided to Colleges and Universities

  • All participating institutions must be members of HACU.
  • Training will be provided by UVU staff and administrative support by HACU.
  • HACU will assist with marketing and promotion.
  • HACU will plan and coordinate a virtual summit with students from all participating campuses each summer so that students can network and share their experiences with each other.

To find out if your school is a current HACU-member or to become a member of HACU, please contact HACU's Executive Director of Member Services, Richard Montez, at or (210) 576-3246.

Proposal Instructions 

Before submitting a proposal for Dominion Energy's Summer Bridge Program, please make sure to read and download the instructions here.

To access the proposal application for Dominion Energy's Summer Bridge Program, please click here. The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, March 4, 2022.

For any questions regarding Dominion Energy's Summer Bridge Program, please direct them to Jeanette Morales, HACU's Executive Director of PK-12 and Student Services at or (210) 576-3220.