Thursday, May 23, 2019


COLUMBUS, OH: American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) has announced the 2019 recipients of its scholarship programs, the Lyle B. Wright Scholarship and the Richard H. Gorsuch Scholarship. AMP is awarding a total of eight scholarships to graduating high school seniors.

Jessica Meyer of Versailles is a recipient of the Lyle B. Wright Scholarship.

Lyle B. Wright was a strong public power advocate who served on the AMP Board of Trustees from 1979 until his death in 1986. The $2,500 scholarships in this program are awarded to graduating seniors whose household receives electricity from an AMP member utility. Thirty students were nominated for the Wright scholarship this year, and four were selected based on their scholastic record, personal achievements and test scores.

Meyer is a graduating senior at Versailles High School and plans to attend Kettering College of Medical Arts to study sonography. Meyer, the daughter of Dan and Andrea Meyer, is a member of the National Honor Society, valedictorian of her class and is an active volunteer in her community. Her extra-curricular activities include student council, Science Club, Spanish Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

The other AMP scholarship honors Richard H. Gorsuch, the organization’s president from 1983 until his death in 1987. The $2,500 scholarships in this program are awarded to graduating seniors whose parent or guardian is an employee of either a municipal electric system or AMP, or is an elected official with responsibility for the electric system.

“It is great to have a strong municipal electric community like Versailles as home to one of this year’s scholarship recipients,” stated AMP President/CEO Marc S. Gerken. “I commend Ms. Meyer for her outstanding achievements and wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors.”

The AMP Board of Trustees established the scholarship programs in memory of public power leaders that contributed significantly to the organization and municipal electric systems in the region.

Since 1988, more than $348,000 has been awarded to deserving high school seniors through the AMP scholarship programs. For more information about AMP’s Scholarship Program, visit

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