Pictured is Marni Hollman of American Municipal Power presenting a Lyle B. Wright Scholarship check on May 15th to Grace Butler at the Village of Minster council meeting.  Grace is the daughter of Patrick and Rebecca Butler.  CONGRATULATIONS, GRACE!!!

COLUMBUS, OH: American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) has announced the 2018 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.  Grace Butler of Minster 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, four were selected based on their scholastic record, personal achievements and test scores.

Butler is a graduating senior at Minster High School and plans to attend the University of Kentucky to pursue a degree in architecture. Butler, the daughter of Patrick and Rebecca Butler, is a member of the National Honor Society. Throughout her high school years, she served in various leadership roles for student council, was involved in the Buckeye Girls State program and was active in extracurricular activities, including Track and Field where she was a state qualifier in pole vault.

“It is great to have a strong municipal electric community like Minster as home to one of this year’s scholarship recipients,” stated AMP President/CEO Marc S. Gerken. “I commend Ms. Butler on her outstanding scholastic 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 $328,000 has been awarded to deserving high school seniors through the AMP scholarship programs. For more information about AMP’s Scholarship Program, visit


ABOUT AMP:  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. For additional information, visit AMP’s website at

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