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The scholarship program is part of PPL's commitment to a cleaner, greener future by providing scholarships to students who possess passion for being a positive force for the environment. Source: PPL

PPL Electric Utilities will start accepting applications for its Future Environmental Leaders Scholarship on Dec. 1, 2019, as part of their commitment to a cleaner, greener future.

The contest is open to high school seniors planning to attend either a two-year or four-year school, to pursue an environmentally-related career. Seven winners will be selected; one from each geographic region served by PPL. Each winner will receive $2,000 toward college expenses.

Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2020 and the scholarships will be awarded in early June 2020.

“We had tremendous interest in the scholarship program when we launched it early this year,” said Meg Welker, a senior environmental professional at PPL. “The students," commitment to the environment, to forging a cleaner, greener future, was evident in their contest essays. We’re proud to play even a small role in helping them achieve their dreams.”

Welker said environmental stewardship at PPL is about much more than following established rules and guidelines that protect the air, land, and water.

“We’ll be looking for students who possess passion for being a positive force for the environment,” she said. A key aspect of the scholarship application is a short essay that asks students to explain why they’re interested in pursuing a career with environmental ties.

PPL employees and members of their immediate families or households are not eligible for the scholarship. To learn more about the scholarship and view the application and rules, visit pplelectric.com/scholarship. For information about all of PPL’s environmental efforts, visit pplelectric.com/environment.

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