The Prairie State Generating Company (PSGC) announced it has selected its 2019 scholar class, and it named Maggie Bauman as one of the recipients.
PSGC awarded seven $1,000 scholarships at its annual banquet on July 17.
Bauman is the daughter of Scott and Gretchen Bauman of Ste. Genevieve, and she currently attends Ste. Genevieve High School.
She is involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes as well as Family, Career and Community leaders of America. In June 2018, she completed a nursing internship in the Dominican Republic. Bauman will be entering her senior year this fall.
“As a company that is wholly owned by not-for-profit electric cooperatives and municipal electric utilities, Prairie State maintains the same principles set forth by its public power owners,” said Don Gaston, president and CEO of PSGC. “By reinvesting in the future and educational goals of local youth, this scholarship program is just one way we are providing benefit back to the communities surrounding our campus.”
The PSGC Scholarship Program has awarded $31,000 in scholarships since its inception in 2015, with the goal of encouraging the children and grandchildren of its more than 600 employees to pursue their career goals through higher education. All applicants are evaluated by an anonymous panel of judges based on academic achievement, leadership skills, community service, work ethic and involvement in extracurricular activities.
Located in Washington County, Illinois, the Prairie State Energy campus is a technologically-advanced electric generation facility utilizing domestic Illinois coal resources from its adjacent underground mine to power its 1,600- megawatt power plant. Since 2012, Prairie State has been providing baseload electricity on behalf of its owners to more than 2.5 million families across the Midwest.
(Information in a release from the Prairie State Generating Company.)