7/22/2015
BREMCO/SWEPCO SCHOLARSHIP FUND AWARDS 31 LOUISIANA COLLEGE STUDENTS FOR 2015-16 ACADEMIC YEAR

The Bossier Rural Electric Membership Corporation (BREMCO) and AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) Scholarship Fund awarded 31 scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year, which included ten new students enrolled in four Louisiana colleges: LSU Baton Rouge, Louisiana Tech University, University of Louisiana – Monroe, and Northwestern State University.

“We are so glad these scholarship dollars have helped, on behalf of our communities and employees, and we celebrate these accomplishments,” said SWEPCO President and Chief Operating Officer Venita McCellon-Allen. “We are honored to put these dollars to a good cause as an investment in Louisiana students’ futures.”

The new scholarship recipients for the 2015-16 academic year are: Sydney B. Anderson; Joshua Caskey; Logan Caskey; Caroline Francis; William Francis; Elizabeth B. Gregorio; James R. Morris III; Megan S. Jones; Christopher C. Ruff and Aaron Sheppard.

Through the scholarship’s inception, 229 scholarships have been awarded to students at Louisiana universities, community colleges, and vocational technical schools, who are relatives of the former BREMCO. An eligible applicant may receive up to four scholarship awards.

Unclaimed capital credits from SWEPCO’s acquisition of BREMCO’s 12,500 customers in 1993 were used to fund the program, led by Foster Campbell, Louisiana Public Service Commissioner, in 2007.

Learn more about the scholarship program at https://www.swepco.com/info/educational/Scholarships.aspx.

 

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