William Watts of Vicksburg is among five Mississippi high school graduates who received $5,000 scholarships from the Entergy Community Power Scholarship Program.
Created for the children of Entergy employees, the scholarship program recognizes students for their community service, academic achievement, leadership and work experience. Watts graduated in 2022 from River City Early College High School and Warren Central High School.
“We are impressed with the drive these people have for success and the strength with which they have worked to build brighter futures while helping to build stronger communities,” Haley said. fisckerly, President and CEO of Entergy Mississippi. “Community Power Scholarships will help them move on to the next phase of their journey while continuing their education and community involvement.”
The Mississippi Scholars are:
- watts, son of William Mark Watts, operator at the Grand Gulf Nuclear Generating Station. He plans to attend Mississippi State University and study business management.
- Nora Hill, daughter of Aaron Hill, Head of Transmission Asset Management and Planning. She plans to attend Mississippi State University and study biological sciences.
- Catherine Hood, daughter of Utility Design Supervisor Lloyd Hood Jr.. She plans to attend Mississippi State University.
- Chloe Knippers, daughter of technical training supervisor Jason Knippers. She plans to study emergency medical service at the University of South Alabama.
- Deanna WilbournVictoria’s daughter Wilbourn, nuclear project control specialist. She plans to specialize in premedicine at the University of Virginia.
The Entergy Community Power Scholarship Program supports the company’s mission to create lasting value for our customers, employees, communities and owners. In line with our business objectives, the scholarship is a fundamental element in developing a pool of future talent within our workforce in order to expand the economic development of the region and meet the needs of our customers.
Since 2003, company shareholders have paid more than $3.2 million to 648 recipients of this unique scholarship.