New Sustainable Energy Scholarship available to Ivy Tech Community College students

LAFAYETTE – Students pursuing an associate’s degree in sustainable energy at Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette will benefit from a new scholarship established by the Tipmont REMC EnviroWatts Trust. The Tipmont REMC/Ken Ritchey/EnviroWatts Sustainable Energy Scholarship will provide up to $5,000 over two years. The scholarship was established in honor of Ritchey, retired CEO of Tipmont REMC, to recognize his vision and leadership in developing sustainable energy sources as part of Tipmont REMC’s mission.

“The scholarship illustrates Tipmont’s continuing commitment and investment in our community, our commitment to renewal sustainable energy in general, and to a reliable energy supply for the future,” said Ron Alting, Key Account Specialist for Tipmont REMC. “There is great value in supporting our local educational institutions and our future leaders who will be in the forefront of providing clean energy to the community.”

The scholarship is available to students enrolled in the sustainable energy program for the fall 2010 semester, and are residents of Tipmont REMC’s service area that includes Tippecanoe, Fountain, Montgomery, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Clinton, and White Counties. Students who successfully complete the first year of the program will be given preference to receive the scholarship during the second year. Students must maintain a 2.50 grade point average. Students can apply for the scholarship beginning May 1 at

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 150,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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