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Preparing to head off to college is an exciting time that can quickly turn burdensome as college-related expenses add up. This year, as it has for the last 16 years, the LG&E and KU Foundation is relieving some of that burden by awarding $1,200 in financial assistance for up to four years to 10 outstanding college-bound students. The program 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.
A local scholarship winner is Cory N. Reinert, the son of Marty and Kelly Reinert. Cory plans to attend the University of Kentucky in the fall and major in Biosystems Engineering.
“Even in the best of situations, the challenges to getting a college education can be many,” said Laura Douglas, vice president of LG&E and KU Corporate Responsibility and Community Affairs. “The LG&E and KU Foundation scholarships are a tangible demonstration of our company’s commitment to providing students with every opportunity to succeed and achieve the goals they’ve set for themselves.”
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.