(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — As students across Kentucky prepare to graduate and move on to the next phase of their academic careers, the LG&E and KU Foundation is celebrating 10 standouts. The Foundation is recognizing the students as “Future Bright Lights” — leaders of tomorrow empowered through Foundation efforts such as scholarships, STEAM support and academic partnerships. Each of the scholarship recipients is awarded $1,200 in renewable financial assistance for up to four years. The scholarship winners are children of LG&E and KU employees and the dollars awarded are intended for tuition, books, fees, supplies and classroom equipment.
“We want to give our young adults every opportunity to succeed and help remove even small burdens so they can focus on their education,” said LG&E and KU Vice President of Communications and Corporate Responsibility, Chris Whelan. “We’re proud to support their academic journey and wish them the very best.”
For the 2022 awards, program administrator Scholarship America (SA) reviewed applications from college-bound children of LG&E and KU employees. SA’s Scholarship Selection Committee, which is comprised of individuals not associated with LG&E or KU, selected the recipients based on academic skills, school and community activities, leadership abilities, and communication skills demonstrated by each student’s personal statement.
2022 LG&E and KU Foundation Scholarship Recipients
Alyssa Bozeman (Eddyville, KY)
Anna Compton (Lexington, KY)
Ella Durbin (Louisville, KY)
Chloe Gray (Louisville, KY)
Sydney Higdon (Louisville, KY)
Kennedy Kniffley (Louisville, KY)
Camryn LaGrange (Earlington, KY)
Sammy McDowell (Louisville, KY)
Isabelle Rubsch (Louisville, KY)
Ethan Schuff (Bedford, KY)
About LG&E and KU Foundation
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 play a definitive role in strengthening the communities where they have a presence. More information is available at www.lge-ku.com.
About LG&E and KU
Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, part of the PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) family of companies, are regulated utilities that serve more than 1.3 million customers and have consistently ranked among the best companies for customer service in the United States. LG&E serves 333,000 natural gas and 429,000 electric customers in Louisville and 16 surrounding counties. KU serves 566,000 customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in Virginia. More information is available at www.lge-ku.com and www.pplweb.com.
For further information: call the LG&E and KU media hotline at 502–627–4999.