Scholarships available to local high school seniors through BG Municipal Utilities

Local graduating seniors are eligible to apply for $2,500 one-time American Municipal Power (AMP) scholarships through Bowling Green Municipal Utilities.

Scholarship materials have been distributed to Bowling Green High School and Otsego High School. Scholarship applications must be submitted to Bowling Green Municipal Utilities no later than December 6, 2017.

The scholarships honor two distinguished Ohio public power leaders – Lyle B. Wright, a longtime public power advocate from Bowling Green, and Richard H. Gorsuch, AMP-Ohio president from 1983-1987.

Lyle B. Wright Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors whose households receive electricity from Bowling Green Municipal Utilities or other AMP member community. Richard H. Gorsuch Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors whose parents or guardians, or the students themselves, are employed by an AMP member municipal electric system.

Bowling Green Municipal Utilities will select local nominees for each scholarship and forward them to AMP for consideration. Nominees must have cumulative grade point averages of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale, and must write essays on an assigned public power topic.  Finalists are selected based on essay scores.

Scholarships will be awarded in the spring of 2018 based on grade point average, personal achievements, personal interview and knowledge of public power. More than $308,000 has been presented to college-bound high school seniors since the scholarship program began in 1988.

Interested students may contact the guidance counselors at Bowling Green High School and Otsego High School, or the City of Bowling Green at 419-354-6246 for additional information.  Applications are due December 6.