(UNDATED) – Duke Energy has awarded scholarships to five Indiana and Illinois high school students to help pay for their post-high school education as part of the Duke Energy Scholars program for 2020.
The winners include:
- Mitchell Kavanaugh, a senior at Barr-Reeve High School in Montgomery, Ind. (Daviess County), who has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship to attend a two-year program at Vincennes University this fall. His father is Louis A. Kavanaugh III of Montgomery.
- Jaren Woodard, a senior at Sullivan High School in Sullivan, Ind. (Sullivan County), who has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship to attend a four-year program at Purdue University this fall. His parents are Ronald and Anita Woodard of Sullivan.
- Sydney Fox, a senior at Paris High School in Paris. Ill. (Edgar County), who has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship to attend Butler University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Services this fall. Sydney’s parents are April and Jonathan Fox of Paris, Ill.
- Marcus Stennett, a senior at Edwards County High School (Albion, Ill.), who has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship to attend a two-year program at Illinois Eastern Community College in Mount Carmel. His parents are Jason and Brandi Stennett of Browns, Ill.
- Kyla Terry, a senior at Seneca High School (LaSalle County), who was awarded a $1,500 scholarship to attend a two-year program at Heartland Community College in Normal, Ill. Kyla’s parents are Tina and Jason Terry.
“These students recognize the value and importance of additional education beyond high school,” said Stan Pinegar, Duke Energy state president for Indiana. “We are honored to provide these scholarships to these outstanding individuals.”
To qualify for the scholarships, winners must be children or dependents of a Duke Energy employee. Scholarships are based on academic record, leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors and awards, adult appraisal, work experience and other factors.
Scholarship winners do not have to work for Duke Energy after graduation and there is no implied promise of a job.