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Entergy Awards 33 High School Students $5,000 Scholarship for First Year of College

Entergy Awards 33 High School Students $5,000 Scholarship for First Year of College

Published 06-16-22

Submitted by Entergy Corporation

This fall, 33 high school graduates will attend college or vocational-technical schools with some help from the Entergy Community Power Scholarship.

The college-bound children and dependents of Entergy employees in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas received $5,000 each in recognition of their community service, academics achievements, leadership and work experience. Since 2003, the company’s shareholders have contributed more than $3.2 million to 648 recipients for the one-time scholarship.

"Investing in the future success of our communities and the young people in it is at the heart of what we do at Entergy, and the success of our employees and their families is also equally important," said Patty Riddlebarger, vice president of corporate social responsibility. “Some of us have seen these students grow into the young leaders that they are today, and with their plans to major in engineering, nursing, biology and more, this scholarship is a contribution to their future success. We wish them well on their first year of higher education.”

The Entergy Community Power Scholarship program supports the company's mission to create sustainable value for our customers, employees, communities and owners. Aligning with its business objectives, the scholarship serves as a fundamental element in developing a pipeline of future talent in our workforce to expand economic development in the region and meet our customers' needs.

Congratulations to our 2022 Entergy Community Power Scholarship recipients

Cate ArmsRiley GuillotLucy Pellegrin
Kaitlyn AucoinNorah HillSamantha Ponzo
Sydni BarnumKennedy HollandKaleb Schulman
Jayla BeacoCatherine HoodDelaney Schwantz
Bryanna BrownSydnee JohnsonAlicia Stanga
Alaijah CarrKatie KleehamerEmilie Stoltz
Caitlin DickersonChloe’ KnippersZachary Vondran
Michaela DoironGavin LankaWilliam Watts
Katie EllisJo’Rie MartinDeanna Wilbourn
Max FluthKaitlyn McClureKelly Wiley
Zuri GrowsCamden MyersRoger Wszolek III


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Entergy, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in New Orleans, powers life for 3 million customers across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy is creating a cleaner, more resilient energy future for everyone with our diverse power generation portfolio, including increasingly carbon-free energy sources. With roots in the Gulf South region for more than a century, Entergy is a recognized leader in corporate citizenship, delivering more than $100 million in economic benefits to local communities through philanthropy and advocacy efforts annually over the last several years. Our approximately 12,500 employees are dedicated to powering life today and for future generations. Learn more at and follow @Entergy on social media. #WePowerLife

Corporate Social Responsibility at Entergy

For more than 100 years, Entergy has powered life in our communities through strategic philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy. Entergy’s corporate social responsibility initiatives help create and sustain thriving communities, position the company for sustainable growth and are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Our top CSR priorities are education/workforce development, poverty solutions/social services and environmental programs. Entergy annually contributes $16-$18 million in shareholder-funded grants to approximately 2,000 nonprofit organizations in the communities where we operate. In addition, our employees volunteer more than 100,000 hours in those communities' values at more than $3 million.

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