TVA awards annual dependent scholarships
June 5, 2014
TVA has announced 16 high school graduates who are recipients of the TVA Employee Dependent Scholarships for 2014.
Eight of the scholarships, worth up to $5,000 per year and renewable for up to four additional years, are for four-year baccalaureate degrees. The other eight scholarships, worth up to $2,500 and renewable for one additional year, are for two-year associate degrees.
The TVA Employee Dependent Scholarship Program was created in 1994 to reward excellence in academics by providing financial assistance to college-bound dependents of TVA employees.
The scholarships are merit-based, taking into account applicants’ high school grade-point averages, standardized test scores, and leadership/extracurricular activities and honors/distinctions, as well as alignment with TVA workforce needs according to an applicant’s declared college major.
International Scholarship and Tuition Services (ISTS), a national grant and tuition program management organization, selected the winners from a pool of 143 applicants for 2014. They are listed as follows, along with the names of their TVA parents:
Kennedy Adams, daughter of Muscle Shoals Natural Resources & Real Property Services Public Outreach and Recreation employee James Adams. Kennedy is a student at Lauderdale County High School in Rogersville, Alabama.
Elijah Brown, son of Knoxville Compensation & Benefits Retirement Management employee Melissa Brown. Elijah is a student at Knoxville Catholic High School in Knoxville.
Victoria Cox, daughter of Knoxville Operations Support Mechanical, Civil & Environmental Engineering employee Larry “Sam” Cox. Victoria is a student at Oliver Springs High School in Oliver Springs, Tennessee.
Colton Davis, son of Watts Bar Operations Support Shop Services employee James “Chip” Davis Jr. Colton is a student at Hiwassee Dam High School in Murphy, North Carolina.
Juliana Fowler, daughter of Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Group I&C Maintenance employee Julian Dewayne Fowler. Juliana is a student at West Morgan High School in Trinity, Alabama.
Audrey Graham, daughter of Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Group (Radiation Protection) employee Newell Graham. Audrey is a student at Lauderdale High School in Rogersville, Alabama.
Margaret Killen, daughter of Muscle Shoals Environmental Operations employee Chris Killen. Margaret is a student at Lexington School in Lexington, Alabama.
Kaden Measles, son of Crossville Transmission Maintenance employee Chad Measles. Kaden is a student at Bledsoe County High School in Pikeville, Tennessee.
Joshua Norton, son of Knoxville Corporate Accounting Revenue employee Melissa Norton. Joshua is a student at Morristown East High School in Morristown, Tennessee.
Jackson Painter, son of Knoxville Board Services employee Mary Margaret Painter. Jackson is a student at Maryville High School in Maryville, Tennessee.
Jonathan Payne, son of Widows Creek Power Operations Maintenance employee Van Payne. Jonathan is a student at North Jackson High School in Stevenson, Alabama.
Nelson Richardson III, son of Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Group Electrical Maintenance employee Nelson Richardson Jr. Nelson is a student at West Limestone High School in Lester, Alabama.
Christian Russ, son of Nashville Projects Partner Alliance & Support employee Timothy Russ. Christian is a student at Shoals Christian School in Florence, Alabama.
Codi Sullenger, daughter of Shawnee Power Operations employee Terry Sullenger. Codi is a student at Ballard Memorial High School in Barlow, Kentucky.
Brad Wade, son of Johnsonville Supply Chain & Facilities Materials & Transportation Management employee Teddy Wade. Brad is a student at Henry County High School in Paris, Tennessee.
Holly Wells, daughter of Paradise Power Operations Maintenance employee Morris Wells. Holly is a student at Muhlenberg County High School in Greenville, Kentucky.
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, 865-632-6000