Duke Energy Indiana chose Michael Bodecker of Cascade High School for the company’s 2014 Indiana Technical Trade Scholarship.
Duke Energy Indiana president Doug Esamann presented the scholarship to Bodeker at the annual celebration dinner of the Hendricks County Community Foundation (HCCF), which holds and administers the scholarship fund.
The $2,500 scholarship is awarded each year by Duke Energy to a Hendricks County high school student pursuing a career in a technical trade. Bodeker plans to study construction management at Indiana State University.
The company established the scholarship in 2001 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of its presence in Plainfield.
“Duke Energy Indiana has always supported the community as a good corporate citizen,” HCCF Executive Director William A. Rhodehamel said. “The scholarship is just one in a long line of contributions to Hendricks County.”
Duke Energy Indiana’s operations provide about 7,500 megawatts of owned electric capacity to about 800,000 customers in a 23,000-square-mile service area, making it the state’s largest electric supplier. For more information on the company, visit the website at www.duke-energy.com.