Kentucky American Water Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Ripple Effect Scholarships


LEXINGTON, Ky., (February 26, 2019) – Kentucky American Water has announced that applications are 
now being accepted for the company’s 2019 Ripple Effect Scholarship Program. The program, now in 
its 17th  year, offers one-time, $500 scholarships to high school seniors who demonstrate strong 
academic performance, a commitment to environmental stewardship and plan to pursue a degree in 
environmental, engineering or agricultural studies. Up to three scholarships will be awarded this 

Students in the company’s 14-county service area (Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, 
Grant, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Nicholas, Owen, Rockcastle, Scott and Woodford counties) are 
eligible to apply. Information about the scholarship program and the application can be found on 
Kentucky American Water’s website: The deadline for 
entry is April 5, 2019.

“Today’s students will become tomorrow’s leaders, and we believe it is important to recognize and 
reward those who are committed to protecting our natural resources, today and in the future. We 
encourage all students who are leaders in activities or projects that preserve the environment to 
apply,” said Kentucky American Water President Nick Rowe. “We look forward to reviewing this year’s 

The company established the Ripple Effect Scholarship Program in 2002. Since that time, a total of 
$61,000 in scholarship funds has been awarded to 100 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 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 7,100 
dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other 
related services to over 14 million people in 45 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 and follow American Water on Twitter, 
Facebook and LinkedIn.