May 15, 2018
LCHS student Victoria Clevenger to receive $250 STEM scholarship
ASHLAND, Ky., May 15, 2018 – The Kentucky Chapter of the Women’s International Network of Utility Professionals (WiNUP) has selected two high school seniors to receive its inaugural STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) college scholarship.
Madison Tackett of Mouthcard, Kentucky, a graduating senior at Shelby Valley High School in Pikeville, is the recipient of a $500 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) scholarship. Victoria Clevenger of Louisa, Kentucky, a graduating senior at Lawrence County High School in Louisa, is the recipient of a $250 STEM scholarship.
Clevenger will receive her scholarship during an awards ceremony at the Lawrence County High School at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Tackett will receive hers during a senior celebration breakfast at 9 a.m. at Shelby Valley High School on June 8.
“We are excited to give these scholarships to two exceptional young women like Madison and Victoria to help them further their college careers,” said Vanessa Phillips, president of the Kentucky Chapter of WiNUP. “Our organization supports women in the utility industry through professional development, networking and mentoring. We started these scholarships to offer support to young women in eastern Kentucky who are just starting their careers.”
The Women’s International Network of Utility Professionals was founded in 1923 as the Electrical Women’s Round Table by women for women. WiNUP members come from varying utilities (including investor-owned, municipal, natural gas, electric cooperatives and others) and perform all types of jobs within the utility industry.
In Kentucky, WiNUP members are employees of Kentucky Power or American Electric Power. The organization provides a link for developing and recognizing professionals involved with utility business trends, issues, products and services. Its objectives are to provide opportunities for professional development, networking and mentoring, and recognition and visibility for members and business partners. Read more about WiNUP here: https://www.winup.org/.