Hampton awarded TVA Power Play Scholarship

Leah Hampton is one of 35 graduating high school seniors who received the prestigious $4,000 Power Play Scholarship offered by the Tennessee Valley Authority and its power distributors.

The scholarship awards were presented on May 10 at the Power Play Scholarship Association awards luncheon held at the Embassy Suites in Franklin, TN.

Leah graduated from Riverside Christian Academy with a 4.2 grade point average accompanied by high honors and achievements throughout her high school years. She plans to pursue her undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at David Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, and then work toward her master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. Leah is the daughter of Tommy and Susan Hampton of Fayetteville; Tommy is an employee of Fayetteville Public Utilities.

Power Play scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who are the children or dependents of local power company employees and who excel academically and demonstrate a commitment to community service. This year’s scholarship recipients were selected from 142 applicants from across the TVA region.

Since the program was established in 1995, more than 500 scholarships valued at more than $2 million have been awarded. Funds for the scholarships are provided through membership fees from the Power Play Scholarship Association, local power companies, vendors, TVA and funds raised at the annual Power Play Golf Tournament events.

From left, FPU’s CEO and General Manager Britt Dye congratulates Leah Hampton on receiving the TVA Power Play Scholarship. With Leah are her parents, Susan and Tommy Hampton.