Area college-bound students get an extra financial boost with LG&E and KU Foundation scholarship

Posted | August 18, 2015

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Foundation awards $12,000 in scholarships to 10 students across Kentucky to help with college expenses

(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – The beginning of the college school year is at hand and so is the reality for most that college-related expenses can add up. This year, as it has for the last 17 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.

“Students pursuing a college education need as much financial help as they can get and the scholarship awards reveal two things,” said Laura Douglas, vice president of LG&E and KU Corporate Responsibility and Community Affairs. “First, it shows great achievement on the part of the students and second, the LG&E and KU Foundation scholarships are a tangible demonstration of our company’s commitment to provide students with every opportunity to succeed and achieve their academic goals.”

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.

2015 LG&E and KU Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Benjamin Billiter (Louisville, KY)
Jonathan Carman (Danville, KY)
Courtney Clifford (Bedford, KY)
Ashley Cooke (Mount Washington, KY)
Kyla Johnson (Madison, IN)
Erica Kessinger (Payneville, KY)
Meredith Lipp (Louisville, KY)
Michael Rupinen, Jr. (Lexington, KY)
Chaylen Sedam (Milton, KY)
Leah Shelton (Versailles, 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

Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, part of the PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) family of companies, are regulated utilities that serve a total of 1.2 million customers and have consistently ranked among the best companies for customer service in the United States. LG&E serves 321,000 natural gas and 400,000 electric customers in Louisville and 16 surrounding counties. KU serves 543,000 customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in Virginia. More information is available at and