For the pat 17 years Kentucky American Water has awarded scholarships to seniors. Who has received this scholarship? How much are they awarded?

The 2019 recipients of the Ripple Effect Scholarship are Joseph Craven from Henry Clay High School, Kaitlyn Parker from Owen County High School and Samuel Newman from Tates Creek High School.

outside view of the Kentucky American Water building
Photo courtesy of Kentucky American Water social media

Each student receives a $500 award from the company for use at an institution of higher education. To receive this scholarship, high school seniors must have high academics and demonstrate commitment to the environment.

These recipients have demonstrated their commitment to environmental stewardship through actives. Such activities include constructing gardens at a local nursing home, leading a Shoes for Water program that benefited WaterStep Foundation, and creating a grilling charcoal with recyclable materials with a lower carbon emission.

“Students who are awarded Ripple Effect Scholarships excel in the classroom while also giving back to their schools and the larger community by leading projects that help protect the environment for future generations,” said Nick Rowe, president of Kentucky American Water. “As a utility that works with a precious natural resource every day, we are grateful for the solid example of environmental stewardship that these young people are setting for their fellow students and the larger community. Their actions are truly making a difference and inspiring others to be good stewards of the environment, too. We are pleased to recognize them through this award.”

This program was established in 2002 and reach the 14 counties Kentucky American Water services. They have awarded nearly 109 Kentucky students with this scholarship.




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