Kentucky American Water Now Accepting Applications for 2023 Ripple Effect Scholarships

Program has provided $68,500 in scholarships since 2002

Kentucky American Water has announced that applications are now being accepted for the company’s 2023 Ripple Effect Scholarship Program. The program, now in its 21st year, offers one-time, $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who demonstrate strong academic performance and a commitment to environmental stewardship. Up to three scholarships will be awarded this year.

Students in the company’s 14-county service area (Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Nicholas, Owen, Rockcastle, Scott, and Woodford counties) are eligible to apply. Information about the scholarship program and the application can be found on Kentucky American Water’s website at The deadline for entry is April 7, 2023.

“Today’s students will become tomorrow’s leaders, and we believe it is important to recognize and reward those who are committed to protecting our natural resources, today and in the future,” said Kathryn Nash, president of Kentucky American Water. “We encourage all students who are classroom leaders and environmental leaders to apply, and we look forward to reviewing this year’s entries.”

The company established the Ripple Effect Scholarship Program in 2002. Since that time, a total of $68,500 in scholarship funds has been awarded to 112 Kentucky students.

Kentucky American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to approximately half a million people. For more information, visit and follow Kentucky American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs approximately 6,500 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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