Lexington, KY., (May 8, 2018)- Kentucky American Water has awarded Ripple Effect Scholarships to three Kentucky high school seniors for their academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to the environment, marking the sixteenth year the company has offered the scholarship program. The 2018 recipients are Evan Kinniard from Tates Creek High School, James Malin from Bourbon County High School and Shelby Mullen from Harrison County High School. Each student receives a $500 award from the company for use at an institution of higher education.
This year’s Ripple Effect Scholarship recipients have demonstrated a commitment to environmental stewardship through activities such as volunteering with the local Natural Resource, Soil and Water Conservation District, developing a riparian buffer for watershed protection and creating and installing a creative space at a local children’s garden.
“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.”
Kentucky American Water established the Ripple Effect Scholarship program in 2002. High school seniors in the company’s 14-county service area are eligible to apply. Since 2002, the company has awarded a total of $58,500 in scholarship funds to nearly 106 Kentucky students.
About Kentucky American Water
Kentucky American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately half a million people. Visit www.kentuckyamwater.com and follow Kentucky American Water on Twitter and Facebook.
About American Water
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,900 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.