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Deadline nears for Alliant Energy Foundation Community Service Scholarships


Applicants need to apply by February 15

The Alliant Energy Foundation wishes to remind young adults planning on furthering their education that the deadline for applying to the Foundation for a Community Service Scholarship is February 15. The Foundation will be awarding up to 25 $1,000 college scholarships this spring to recognize outstanding community leadership in young people and help first-time college students attain their academic goals.

To be eligible, scholarship applicants must have participated in a leadership role in community service work or volunteer activities. They must also meet the following criteria:

* Be age 24 or under;
* Be a dependent child of a current customer, or be a current customer, of one of Alliant Energy’s utility subsidiaries (Interstate Power and Light or Wisconsin Power and Light);
* Reside within the Alliant Energy service territory at the time of application; and
* Plan to enroll in, for the first time, beginning in the fall of 2008, a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school located within Iowa, Wisconsin, or Minnesota.

A scholarship committee will carefully review each application in search of the most deserving recipients. Judges will consider several criteria, including the applicant’s leadership experience and community service or volunteer activities; academic grade point average; standardized test scores; and the content of a 300-word or less essay submission. Scholarship awards are for one year only and are limited to undergraduate study.

Complete details about the Alliant Energy Foundation Community Service Scholarship Program, including a downloadable application form, are available online at Scholarship recipients will be announced in May 2008. Employees of Alliant Energy Corporation, Scholarship America, their subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate family (spouses, parents, children or siblings and their spouses) and persons living in the same household of such employees, who are employed at the time of application are ineligible to receive a scholarship.
About the Alliant Energy Foundation

The Alliant Energy Foundation is a philanthropic organization created by Alliant Energy Corp. 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 the Alliant Energy shareowners, seeks to further the corporation’s goal of being a good corporate citizen and contributing member of society.


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