Kenergy has established an annual scholarship program to assist in financing the higher education of students whose families are cooperative members. The cooperative gives twenty-four $500 scholarships annually.
Scholarships can be used for tuition, fees, campus housing, textbooks, computers, school supplies and other costs directly related to the recipient's education.
Scholarships are paid to the recipient after the cooperative receives proof of full-time college enrollment in the fall and/or spring semester(s), along with receipts for eligible expenses.
Unclaimed scholarship money — not requested during the academic year of the award — will be forfeited.
Kenergy scholarships are awarded without regard to race, creed, religion, gender, disability or national origin.
Eligibility and criteria
Kenergy's scholarships are drawn in a lottery format during the business portion of the cooperative's Annual Meeting. The 2014 meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, at the RiverPark Center in downtown Owensboro, Ky.
The student must be a Kenergy member-owner or have his or her primary residence with a parent or legal guardian who receives electric service from Kenergy.
The student must be accompanied by his or her parent(s) or legal guardian(s) at the Annual Meeting. The parent or guardian must first register for the membership meeting and then accompany the applicant to the scholarship registration booth to register for the drawing.
Students and their parents or guardians must be present during the drawings.
High school seniors or graduates may apply. They should attend or have plans to attend college during the upcoming fall or spring semester. Applicants should be enrolled in a full-time program (no fewer than 12 credit hours) at a fully accredited college, university, technical college or trade school. Post-graduate college students also may apply. Non-traditional students are welcome as well.
Kenergy scholarships are one-time-only awards. Previous winners may not apply.
Scholarship recipients must permit Kenergy to use their names, parents’ names, county of residence and photograph in the cooperative’s publications, including the member newsletter.
Applicants should arrive at the Annual Meeting in enough time to answer a brief survey about cooperatives.
Please click here for a Claim Guide.
Contact Renee Beasley Jones at (270) 689-6103. For Annual Meeting information, please click here.