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.

Katelyn Rogers of Paducah 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.

Rogers is a graduating senior at Paducah Tilghman High School and plans to attend the University of Kentucky to study chemistry.  Rogers, the daughter of Michael and Rebecca Rogers, is a member of the National Honor Society, where she serves as treasurer, and is an active volunteer in the community. Her extra-curricular activities include student council, mock trial, Future Business Leaders of American, cross country and track.

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 Paducah as home to one of this year’s scholarship recipients,” stated AMP President/CEO Marc S. Gerken. “I commend Ms. Rogers 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


American Municipal Power, Inc. is the nonprofit wholesale power supplier and services provider for 135 member municipal electric systems in the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana, Maryland and Delaware. Combined, these public utilities serve more than 650,000 customers. AMP members receive their power supply from a diversified resource mix that includes wholesale power purchases through AMP and the open market and energy produced at AMP and member-owned generating facilities utilizing fossil fuel, hydroelectric, solar, wind and other renewable resources.