Alliant Energy Foundation: Offers Community Service Scholarships

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Alliant Energy Foundation offers Community Service Scholarships

Eligible high school seniors in utility service area encouraged to apply

MADISON, Wis. – December 5, 2013 –For the 9th consecutive year, the Alliant Energy Foundation is offering high school seniors in its utility service area the opportunity to apply for one of 25 Community Service Scholarships.

The scholarships, worth $1,000 each, recognize outstanding community leadership in young people and help students reach their academic goals. Award selection is based on participation in a leadership role in community service activities and volunteer work; academic grade point average; standardized test scores; and the content of a 300-word essay submission.

Eligibility rules and online applications are available at Applications are independently evaluated by Scholarship America and must be completed by February 17, 2014. Award notifications are made after April 1.

The Alliant Energy Foundation is a philanthropic organization created by Alliant Energy Corporation and is operated as a separate entity led by its own board of directors. The Foundation is committed to making a positive difference in the communities where Alliant Energy employees, retirees and customers live and work. The Foundation, which is funded solely by Alliant Energy shareowners, seeks to further the corporation’s goal of being a good corporate citizen and contributing member of society. Since 1998, the Foundation has contributed more than $40 million to innovative projects and local non-profits. For more information, visit