Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Walters announces that application information for the 2017 American Municipal Power (AMP) Scholarship Program is now available. AMP has established this scholarship program to encourage high school students in member communities to further their education and to create an awareness of careers in the municipal electric utility field.
The Cuyahoga Falls Electric System may nominate one candidate for the Lyle B. Wright Scholarship, and one candidate for the Richard H. Gorsuch Scholarship. High school seniors who will graduate in the spring, have met all the basic requirements for college or technical school, and have a 3.0 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale, are encouraged to contact their guidance counselors for local application and detailed eligibility information. The amount of these one-time scholarship awards is $2,500.
Students must complete the local nominee application form and submit it along with a letter of recommendation and an official high school transcript showing the student's cumulative grade point average for six semesters.
Application forms are available through local high school guidance offices or at the Cuyahoga Falls Electric System. Nomination application packets are also available through a link at the city of Cuyahoga Falls website under the Electric Department. Students are urged to work closely with their high school guidance counselors to ensure that application materials are complete and submitted on time.
AMP Scholarship recipients will be selected based on grade point average, personal achievements, knowledge of public power and personal interview. Application materials must be submitted by 5 p.m. Dec. 7 to the Cuyahoga Falls Electric System, 2550 Bailey Road. For more information, students should contact their high school guidance office or the Cuyahoga Falls Electric System at 330-971-8060.