Oct 10, 2017
(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – With school now in session for area college students, classes aren’t the only thing kicking into high gear. Between lodging, books, supplies and other necessities, expenses often ramp up quickly as well. To help students manage some of that burden, the LG&E and KU Foundation is awarding scholarships, for the 19th year in a row, to 10 outstanding area students. The program, which provides $1,200 in financial assistance for up to four years, is available to the children of employees of LG&E and KU Energy LLC, and is intended to be used toward tuition, books, fees, supplies and classroom equipment.
“The LG&E and KU Foundation scholarships are part of our company’s commitment to providing students every opportunity to succeed and achieve their academic goals,” said Angie Evans, director of LG&E and KU Corporate Responsibility and Community Affairs. “We are honored to support the children of our employees by helping with their college expenses.”
Independent judges from the Scholarship America Scholarship Selection Committee chose the recipients based on academic skills, school and community activities, leadership abilities, and communications skills demonstrated by each student’s personal statements. To qualify, students must currently be enrolled or plan to enroll full time in an undergraduate degree program at an accredited college or university. Students must have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 and must maintain a 3.0 while attending a college or university.
2017 LG&E and KU Foundation Scholarship Recipients
Taylor Courtney (Carrollton, KY)
Sara Creech (Louisville, KY)
Abigail Durbin (Louisville, KY)
Haile Ferrell (Paris, KY)
Nicholas Higdon (Shepherdsville, KY)
Isaiah Jones (Shelbyville, KY)
Alexander Mayes (Richmond, KY)
Logan Parker (LaGrange, KY)
Alexandra Reinert (LaGrange, KY)
Jenna Richmond (Carrollton, KY)
Committed to social responsibility, the LG&E and KU Foundation Inc. proactively supports many philanthropic initiatives to improve the quality of life in communities where the Company provides service. Through Foundation giving, LG&E and KU Energy LLC and its subsidiaries are able to play a definitive role in strengthening the communities where they have a presence. More information is available at www.lge-ku.com.
Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, part of the PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) family of companies, are regulated utilities that serve nearly 1.3 million customers and have consistently ranked among the best companies for customer service in the United States. LG&E serves 324,000 natural gas and 407,000 electric customers in Louisville and 16 surrounding counties. KU serves 549,000 customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in Virginia. More information is available at www.lge-ku.com and www.pplweb.com.