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:
https://amwater.com/kyaw/news-community/ripple-effect-scholarship-application. 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 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 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 amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter,
Facebook and LinkedIn.