PPL Foundation scholarships support next generation of leaders
Program funds brighter futures for 22 students pursuing careers in STEM fields

PPL Foundation today announced the 2022 recipients of its annual scholarship program, which will provide financial awards to 22 outstanding students from communities throughout eastern and central Pennsylvania. 


“Educated residents who are ready to tackle today’s problems and find solutions for the future are critical as we move toward a cleaner energy future,” said Lissette Santana, chief operating officer of the PPL Foundation. “The PPL Foundation is proud to provide scholarships to help students throughout Pennsylvania pursue their interests in engineering, information technology and the trades.” 


The PPL Foundation awarded scholarships totaling $92,500. With a focus on increasing interest in STEM careers, the program awarded 15 scholarships of $5,000 to students pursuing college degrees and seven scholarships of $2,500 for students pursuing tech and trade careers. 


2022 Powering a Brighter Future Scholarship recipients: 


Power Scholars 

  • Gianna Coccetti, Northampton
  • Maryssa Erdman, Shamokin
  • Allison Evans, Elizabethtown
  • Marie Flinchbaugh, Lancaster
  • Laura Frederick, Harleysville
  • Yehoshua Griver, Clarks Summit
  • Sophia Harrill, Manheim
  • Andreas Jaramillo, Kinzers
  • Bella Kuehn, Minersville
  • Isabel Marshall, Wyomissing
  • Rory Oden, Muncy
  • Lucy Olander, Sugarloaf
  • Mackenzie Ridilla, Lancaster
  • Alina Rodriguez, Sinking Spring
  • Lillian Stehman, Mount Joy


Powerful Tech and Trade

  • Haley Arminavage, Harleysville
  • Sergio Borrero, Lancaster
  • Austin Ciuppa, Stroudsburg
  • Paige Knowles, Breinigsville
  • Rhiannon Roth, Ephrata
  • Nathan Staherski, Ephrata
  • Lauren Wehr, East Stroudsburg



Scholarships will be available each year to qualifying students enrolled in trades and degree programs. To learn more about our scholarship program, visit https://www.pplweb.com/communities/brighter-future-scholarships/.


About the PPL Foundation 

Through strategic partnerships, the PPL Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that are engaged in innovative and groundbreaking work to create vibrant, sustainable communities; advance diversity, equity and inclusion; and champion children’s success from cradle to career. The PPL Foundation contributes to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations in eastern and central Pennsylvania.