American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) has announced the availability of up to ten $3,000 one-time scholarships for graduating high school seniors.
Up to five Lyle B. Wright and five Richard H. Gorsuch scholarships will be awarded in the spring. AMP has awarded over $468,000 in scholarships to college-bound high school seniors since the program’s inception in 1988. The scholarship grants were established by the AMP Board of Trustees in honor of two notable leaders in public power history.
Lyle B. Wright of Bowling Green was a long-time public power enthusiast and AMP board member. Lyle B. Wright Scholarships are given to graduating high school seniors whose homes are served by an AMP member community.
From 1983 to 1987, Richard H. Gorsuch, a Westerville resident, served as president/CEO of AMP. The Richard H. Gorsuch Scholarship is given to graduating seniors whose parent or guardian works for AMP or is an AMP member.
Each AMP member is allowed to propose one student for each scholarship. Nominees must have a cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. The AMP member will develop nominations in collaboration with local school counselors and submit them to AMP by December 15.
Personal success, school/community activities, scholastic record, and knowledge of public authority as evidenced by a test are used to select scholarship candidates.
To find out more about the AMP Scholarships Program, visit www.amppartners.org.