COLUMBUS, OH: American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) has announced the 2018 recipients of two scholarship programs administered by the organization. AMP is awarding a total of eight scholarships to graduating high school seniors.
The AMP Board of Trustees established the scholarship programs in memory of public power leaders that contributed significantly to the organization and municipal electric systems in the region.
Lyle B. Wright was a strong public power advocate who served on the AMP Board of Trustees from 1979 until his death in 1986. The $2,500 scholarships in this program are awarded to graduating seniors whose household receives electricity from an AMP member utility. Thirty students were nominated for the Wright scholarship this year, four were selected based on their scholastic record, personal achievements and test scores.
Richard H. Gorsuch was the organization’s president from 1983 until his death in 1987. The $2,500 scholarships in this program are awarded to graduating seniors whose parent or guardian is an employee of either a municipal electric system or AMP, or is an elected official with responsibility for the electric system. Twenty-five students were nominated for the Gorsuch scholarship this year, four were selected based on their scholastic record, personal achievements and test scores.
The 2018 Lyle B. Wright Scholarship recipients are:
- Grace Butler – Minster High School, Minster, Ohio
- Hannah Hendrickson – Shelby High School, Shelby, Ohio
- Aubree Herman – Edgerton High School, Edgerton, Ohio
- Jean Fallon O’Malley – Skyline High School, Front Royal, Va.
The 2018 Richard H. Gorsuch Scholarship recipients are:
- Kaitlin Jones – Philip Barbour High School, Philippi, W.Va.
- Daughter of Philippi Electric Superintendent Wes Jones
- Madyson Pahl – Edgerton High School, Edgerton, Ohio
- Daughter of Edgerton Street Superintendent Kip Pahl
- Kevin Paul – Woodmore High School, Woodville, Ohio
- Son of Woodville Electric Department Utility Worker Bradley Paul
- Brooke Richards – Norton High School, Wadsworth, Ohio
- Daughter of Wadsworth Vehicle Maintenance Worker Robert Richards
Since 1988, more than $328,000 has been awarded to deserving high school seniors through the AMP scholarship programs. For more information about AMP’s Scholarship Program, visit www.amppartners.org.
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