CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (May 31, 2022) – A group of 25 students in Iowa and Wisconsin have received $1,000 Innovation Scholarships from Alliant Energy. Innovation Scholarships recognize outstanding community leadership and innovative problem solving, and are intended to help students with the cost of higher education. Recipients of the annual scholarships were selected using the following criteria:
A written essay identifying a problem in the student’s community and suggesting an innovative solution using science, technology, engineering and/or math.
Leadership in community service activities and volunteer work.
Grade-point average and standardized test scores.
“We are thrilled to foster the young minds in our communities,” said Julie Bauer, manager of community affairs at Alliant Energy. “We look forward to seeing all they accomplish in the future to strengthen the science, technology, engineering and math workforce and make a positive impact in these critical roles and their communities.”
Below is a full list of the 2022 Innovation Scholarship winners.
|Name||High School||STudent's City|
|Shelby Lutz||Amherst High School||Amherst, WI|
|Hailey Jentz||Belmont High School||Belmont, WI|
|Jacqueline Workman||Burlington Community High School||Burlington, IA|
|Bella Dougherty||Thomas Jefferson High School||
Cedar Rapids, IA
|Max Aulwes||Chariton High School||Chariton, IA|
|Mason Maeder||Monona Grove High School||Cottage Grove, WI|
|Morgan Grelk||Winfield-Mt. Union Jr-Sr HS||Crawfordsville, IA|
|Adam Banerjee||Ripon High School||Green Lake, WI|
|John Bilhorn||Milton High School||Janesville, WI|
|McKaylie Justman||Joseph A. Craig High School||Janesville, WI|
|Stephanie Blom||Marshalltown High School & Homeschool||Marshalltown, IA|
|Ally Fenner||Mauston High School||Mauston, WI|
|Henry Collins||Milton High School||Milton, WI|
|Drew Hottenstein||Mineral Point High School||Mineral Point, WI|
|Sarah Brokopp||Monticello High School||Monticello, WI|
|Alana Higgins||Union High School||Mount Auburn, IA|
|Nathan McWilliams||Mount Pleasant Community High School||Mount Pleasant, IA|
|Kallie Van Kley||Newton Senior High School||Newton, IA|
|Quinton Hull||Ottumwa High School||Ottumwa, IA|
|Anikah Rath||Ottumwa High School||Ottumwa, IA|
|Celina Lopez||Ripon High School||Ripon, WI|
|Silas Hoffman||Muscatine High School||Robins, IA|
|Cameron Pokorny||Waupun Area Jr./Sr. High School||Waupon, WI|
|Hayley Moore||Wautoma High School||Wautoma, WI|
|Kirby Cook||East Buchanan||Winthrop, IA|
Recipients must be age 24 or under and enrolling for the first time at an undergraduate school. They also must reside within Alliant Energy’s service territory at the time of application and be a dependent child of a current Alliant Energy customer or a customer themselves.
More information on the Innovation Scholarships and a full list of scholarships offered by Alliant Energy can be found at alliantenergy.com/scholarship.
Alliant Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: LNT) provides regulated energy service to 985,000 electric and 425,000 natural gas customers across Iowa and Wisconsin. Alliant Energy's mission is to deliver energy solutions and exceptional service customers and communities count on – safely, efficiently and responsibly. Interstate Power and Light Company and Wisconsin Power and Light Company are Alliant Energy's two public energy companies. Alliant Energy is a component of the Nasdaq CRD Sustainability Index, Bloomberg’s 2022 Gender-Equality Index, and the S&P 500. For more information, visit alliantenergy.com and follow Alliant Energy on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.