Since 1988, AMP Inc. has distributed more than $208,000 in scholarship awards to 131 students.

  • To encourage high school students in our member communities to further their education.
  • To create an awareness of careers in the municipal electric utility field.

 

This one-time scholarship award of $2,000 is presented to as many as four students annually who meet criteria including:

  • Applicant must be a student whose parent or guardian is an employee of an AMP member municipal electric department or an employee of AMP
  • Student is a graduating high school senior with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Richard H. Gorsuch was president of American Municipal Power-Ohio from 1983 until his death in 1987. Gorsuch is remembered for the vital role he played in protecting public power interests, promoting the advantages of municipally owned electric utilities and advancing public power on local, state and national levels. The scholarship was created and named in his honor in 1988.

 

This one-time scholarship award of $2,000 is presented to as many as four students annually who meet criteria including:

  • Applicant must be a student whose household receives electricity from an AMP member community.
  • Student is a graduating high school senior with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Lyle B. Wright was a strong public power advocate on both state and local levels. He served on the boards of both American Municipal Power-Ohio Inc. and the Ohio Municipal Electric Association. The scholarship was created and named in his honor in 1989.

Winners of both awards are determined through:

  • Preparation of an essay on public power.
  • Personal achievement, school/community activities.
  • Knowledge of public power based on a written test.
  • Scholastic record.

For more information on our scholarships, please contact Karen Ritchey, manager of communication programs at 614.540.0933 or kritchey@amppartners.org.