Tenaska Offers Scholarship To Buckingham Students

Published 4:05 pm Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tenaska Virginia Partners, L.P., owner of Tenaska Virginia Generating Station near Scottsville, will sponsor a $1,000 academic scholarship for a college-bound Buckingham County High School senior again this year.

Buckingham County High School students graduating in spring 2015 who will be attending a two- or four-year post-secondary education program at an accredited institution may apply. Applications can be obtained from the high school guidance counselor and must be submitted no later than March 2.

The partnership has awarded 15 scholarships totaling $10,000 to students from Buckingham County High School since 2005.

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“America’s strength is in its communities, large and small, and education is the foundation upon which strong communities are built. That’s why we’re a proponent of education,” said Robert Mayfield, plant manager for Tenaska Virginia Generating Station. “Our annual college scholarship program helps promising high school seniors realize their future potential by giving them the knowledge and skills to be future leaders of their communities.”

A committee at Tenaska’s headquarters will select the college-bound senior to receive the scholarship. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate that they are prepared for college study, have good character and rank in the top 50 percent of their class.