Press Release

LG&E and KU Foundation Inc. Program Awards $48,000 in College Scholarships
Ten students to receive annual scholarships


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In continuing its support of higher education across Kentucky, the 14th Annual LG&E and KU Foundation Scholarship Program awarded $1,200 in financial assistance for up to four years to 10 outstanding college-bound students.

The program is available to the children of employees of LG&E and KU Energy LLC to be used toward tuition, books, fees, supplies and classroom equipment.

"For the last 14 years, our scholarship program has demonstrated the company's continued support of higher education. As the leaders of tomorrow, these students are shaping their futures and will soon be contributing their talents to our communities," said Laura Douglas, Vice President of LG&E and KU Corporate Responsibility and Community Affairs.

Independent judges from the Scholarship America's Scholarship Selection Committee selected the recipients based on academic skills, school and community activities, leadership abilities and communication skills demonstrated by each student's personal statements.

To qualify, students must currently be enrolled or plan to enroll full time in an undergraduate degree program at an accredited college or university. Students must have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 and must maintain a 3.0 GPA while attending a college or university.

2011 LG&E and KU Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Erica N. Bentz (Madison, Ind.) Michaela A. Manley (Shelbyville, Ky.)
Kyle A. Craig (Borden, Ind.) Evan J. Meiman (Louisville)
Caroline E. Didelot (Georgetown, Ind.) Brittany F. Sims (Harrodsburg, Ky.)
Allison F. Grant (Harrodsburg, Ky.) Shelby M. Smith (Louisville)
Timothy L. Harder, Jr. (Louisville) Andrew W. Skaggs (Hodgenville, Ky.)

Committed to social responsibility, the LG&E and KU Foundation Inc. proactively supports many philanthropic initiatives to improve the quality of life in communities where the Company provides service. Through Foundation giving, LG&E and KU Energy LLC and its subsidiaries are able to play a definitive role in strengthening the communities where they have a presence. More information is available at