MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -In the spirit of the holidays, TXU Energy generously donated a gift of $5,000 to the Permian Basin Area Foundation. Their donation will be going to the Permian Basin Scholarship for Petroleum or Mechanical Engineering Fund, this fund supports students who are pursing STEM- related higher education.

“Permian Basin Area Foundation is grateful for this gift from TXU Energy. Providing West Texas students with scholarships is one of our greatest honors. We are also proud to partner with TXU Energy on sustainable energy options for our new building,” stated Aaron Bedell, chief operating officer of Permian Basin Area Foundation.

In May 2018, TXU Energy also helped provide the Foundation’s new office building with rooftop solar panels, as well as wind power energy.

“Permian Basin Area Foundation and its employees are innovative, forward-thinking community leaders, and we’re proud to help them achieve their sustainability goals.” Said TXU Energy Sales Executive Danny Smedley.

The Foundation offers more than 80 funds of scholarship to all students who wish to pursue a higher education and vocational opportunities. Last year, they helped award more than $520,000 to students through scholarships.