Scholarship Programs

Since 1988, American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) has distributed $408,000 in scholarship awards.

Scholarship Programs Goals

  • To encourage high school students in our member communities to further their education.
  • To create an awareness of careers in the municipal electric utility field.

The Richard H. Gorsuch Scholarship

Richard H. Gorsuch was president of American Municipal Power-Ohio from 1983 until his death in 1987. Gorsuch is remembered for the vital role he played in protecting public power interests, promoting the advantages of municipally owned electric utilities and advancing public power on local, state and national levels. The scholarship was created and named in his honor in 1988.

Complete online nomination form

This one-time scholarship award of $3,000 is presented to as many as five students annually who meet criteria including:

  • Nominee must be a student whose parent or guardian (or themselves) is an employee of an AMP member municipal electric department or an employee of AMP.
  • Student is a graduating high school senior with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Full Richard H. Gorsuch Scholarship Program Guidelines

The Lyle B. Wright Scholarship 

Lyle B. Wright was a strong public power advocate on both state and local levels. He served on the boards of both American Municipal Power-Ohio Inc. and the Ohio Municipal Electric Association. The scholarship was created and named in his honor in 1989.

Complete online nomination form

This one-time scholarship award of $3,000 is presented to as many as five students annually who meet criteria including:

  • Nominee must reside in a household that receives electricity from an AMP member community.
  • Student is a graduating high school senior with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • A student is not eligible for the Lyle B. Wright Scholarship if they or an immediate family member or guardian is an employee of AMP or an AMP member municipal electric system.

Full Lyle B. Wright Scholarship Program Guidelines

Winners of both awards are determined through:

  • Personal achievement, school/community activities.
  • Knowledge of public power based on a written test.
  • Scholastic record.

For more information on our scholarships, please contact Holly Karg, AVP of communications and public relations, at 614.540.6407 or [email protected].