Ripple Effect Scholarship Application



Kentucky American Water’s Ripple Effect Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding high school seniors* who demonstrate leadership in academics and a commitment to environmental leadership. Applicants must live in Kentucky American Water’s service area (Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Nicholas, Owen, Rockcastle, Scott, and Woodford counties).

*Children of Kentucky American Water employees are not eligible.

Applications are due by April 3, 2020. Non-renewable scholarships of $500 will be awarded on a one-time basis and may be used at any university, college or trade school to pursue studies in an environmental or engineering field. Winners will be notified in mid-April 2020.

Please complete:

Attachments: (Applicants must submit this completed application form along with the documents listed below)

  1. Official school transcript
  2. Essay (500 words or less, describing leadership of a community service or volunteer project that demonstrates a commitment to the environment.)
  3. Resumé (school activities, work experience, honors, community service efforts)
  4. Recommendation letter(s) from:
    -School representative (from a teacher or administrator) and/or
    -Volunteer coordinator, representative of organization benefiting from project, etc.


If you have questions regarding the program or the application process, please contact
Ellen Williams, Kentucky American Water