Each year, AMP communities are encouraged to submit nominees for scholarships offered by AMP.  The one-time scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors.  New Bremen is seeking a nominee to represent New Bremen. 

Two types of scholarships are available:  Lyle B. Wright (applicant must receive electric from the Village of New Bremen) or Richard H. Gorsuch (applicant must have a family member who is employed by the New Bremen electric department). 

To apply for the scholarship, an application can be obtained from the New Bremen High School guidance counselor, Tricia Wendel. 

Applications are to be submitted to the village office by Monday, December 4th by 2pm.  Applications can be dropped off at the village office window, drive-thru window, or overnight drop-box, marked to the attention of Angela Hamberg.

More information about the scholarships:

The Lyle B. Wright Scholarship

This one-time scholarship award of $2,500 is presented to as many as four students annually who meet criteria including:

  • Applicant must be a student whose household receives electricity from an AMP member community.
  • Student is a graduating high school senior with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Lyle B. Wright was a strong public power advocate on both state and local levels. He served on the boards of both American Municipal Power-Ohio Inc. and the Ohio Municipal Electric Association. The scholarship was created and named in his honor in 1989.

The Richard H. Gorsuch Scholarship

This one-time scholarship award of $2,500 is presented to as many as four students annually who meet criteria including:

  • Applicant must be a student whose parent or guardian is an employee of an AMP member municipal electric department or an employee of AMP
  • Student is a graduating high school senior with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Richard H. Gorsuch was president of American Municipal Power-Ohio from 1983 until his death in 1987. Gorsuch is remembered for the vital role he played in protecting public power interests, promoting the advantages of municipally owned electric utilities and advancing public power on local, state and national levels. The scholarship was created and named in his honor in 1988.

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