Application information for the 2024 American Municipal Power (AMP) Lyle B. Wright Scholarship and Richard H. Gorsuch Scholarship Programs is now available through local high school guidance offices or the City of Hudson Public Works Department. 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.
Lyle B. Wright was a long-time public power advocate and AMP board member from Bowling Green, Ohio. Lyle B. Wright Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors whose households receive electricity from an AMP member municipal electric system.
Richard H. Gorsuch was president of American Municipal Power-Ohio from 1983 until his death in 1987 and played a vital role in protecting public power interests. Richard H. Gorsuch Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors whose parent or guardian is an employee of Hudson Public Power.
Hudson Public Power may nominate one candidate per 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 better 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 $3,000.
The City of Hudson requires students to complete:
1. Application form (completed in entirety).
2. A resume of high school accomplishments.
3. A written short essay entitled, “How Hudson Public Power Provides Excellent Service to My Community.” Essays must be limited to two pages, double spaced, 12-point font.
4. An official high school transcript showing the student’s cumulative, unweighted grade point average for six semesters.
All application materials must be submitted by 4:00pm on December 5, 2023, to Krista Roch, Business Operations Manager, City of Hudson Public Works Department, 1769 Georgetown Road, Hudson, OH 44236 or e-mailed to email@example.com. School transcripts will only be accepted via email if received directly from the student’s guidance office. Students are urged to work closely with their school guidance counselors to ensure that application materials are submitted on time for consideration.
AMP Scholarship recipients will be selected based on grade point average and personal achievements. For more information, please contact your high school guidance office or Krista Roch at (330) 342-1750.