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LG&E and KU Foundation Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

LG&E and KU Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist LG&E and KU Energy LLC (and its subsidiaries) employees’ children who plan to continue their education in college. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited four-year institution of the student’s choice.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America®. Scholarship America is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

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Applicants to the LG&E and KU Foundation Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent* children, age 25 and under, of full-time LG&E and KU Energy LLC (and its subsidiaries) employees
    who have a minimum of three years of employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
    *Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Students who have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Children of officers and senior managers are not eligible.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of goals and aspirations
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need is not considered.

Awards will be spread geographically throughout the LG&E and KU Energy LLC operating territory as long as there are qualified applicants.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of LG&E and KU
Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,200 award. Up to ten (10) new awards will be granted. Award may be used for tuition, books, fees, supplies and required equipment.

Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon the student maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program by LG&E and KU Foundation.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


Applicants will be notified in April. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of LG&E and KU Foundation. Payment is made in August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 11, 2021 3:00 pm CT.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

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