News Release
May 07, 2004

DUKE ENERGY ANNOUNCES ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2004

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Twenty children of Duke Energy employees have been selected to receive the 2004 Duke Energy scholarships.

Fifteen recipients will receive up to $5,000 per year for up to four consecutive years of undergraduate study at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada. Five students were named alternates – receiving one-time $1,000 awards.

Recipients are chosen annually by an independent committee of judges. Their selections are based on academics, personal essay, references, community service and demonstrated financial need.

"For the last four decades, our scholarship program has benefited students from the families of employees and retirees,” said Hilary Davidson, director of corporate community relations. “Over time, these students have taken their places in business, academic, religious, civic and other organizations making our communities better places to live. We are confident that the students in this year's scholarship competition will maintain that tradition.”

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS  

Robert Boyd Jr. of Anderson, S.C. He is a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, S.C. He is the son of Robert Dewey Boyd (Duke Power, Lee Steam Station) and Virginia Clark Boyd.

Justin Caldwell of Albemarle. He is a student at West Stanly High School in Oakboro. He is a son of Joel Wayne Caldwell (Duke Power, Catawba Nuclear Station) and Laura B. Caldwell.

Anna C. Cook of Denver, N.C. She is a student at East Lincoln High School in Denver. She is the daughter of Tony Michael Cook (Duke Power, McGuire Nuclear Station) and Christy B. Cook.

Allison Das of Chapel Hill. She is a student at East Chapel Hill High School. She is the daughter of Kumar S. Das (Duke Energy, information management, Charlotte) and Darra Das (Chapel Hill).

Shaun M. Dozier of Harrisburg, N.C. He is a student at Central Cabarrus High School in Concord. He is the son of Robert R. Dozier (Duke Energy, information management, Charlotte) and Cynthia M. Dozier.

Andrew J. Franklin of Gastonia, N.C. He is a student at Ashbrook High School in Gastonia. He is the son of Earl K. Franklin Jr. (Duke Power, Catawba Nuclear Station).

Seth M. Ivey of Charlotte. He is a student at Butler High School in Charlotte. He is the son of Albert M. Ivey (Mitch) (Duke Energy, purchasing, Charlotte) and Patty Ivey.

Angela Kemsley of Lakeside, Calif. She is a student at El Capitan High School in Lakeside, Calif. She is the daughter of Frank J. Kemsley (Duke Energy, South Bay Plant, California) and Nancy M. Kemsley.

Adam Lanka of Mooresville, N.C. He is a student at Lake Norman High School in Mooresville. He is the son of Bradley F. Lanka (Duke Power, McGuire Nuclear Station) and Anne Marie Lanka.

Ruth Owens of Clemson, S.C.She is a student at the Owens home school in Clemson. She is the daughter of James R. Owens (Duke Power, Oconee Nuclear Station) and Patricia H. Owens.

Ross Pendergast-Pedersen of Mooresville, N.C. He is a student at Mooresville Senior High. He is the son of Terry Lee Pedersen (Duke Power, McGuire Nuclear Station) and Janeen Pendergast.

Jessica Lynne Rhyne of Stanley, N.C.She is a student at East Gaston High School. She is the daughter of James Michael Rhyne (Duke Power, McGuire Nuclear Station) and Kimberly Lee Rhyne.

Mona Shaban of Charlotte. She is a student at Vance High School in Charlotte. She is the daughter of Walid Shaban (Duke Power, McGuire Nuclear Station) and Wafaa Shaban.

Sara Stringfellow of Tampa, Fla.She is a student at Howard W. Blake High School in Tampa. She is the daughter of Tina Stringfellow (Gulfstream Natural Gas System, DEGT, Florida).

Stephanie A. Wald of West Union, S.C.She is a student at Walhalla High School in Walhalla. She is the daughter of James R. Wald (Duke Power, Keowee Hydro Station) and Gloria L. Wald.

ALTERNATES

Matthew N. Jackson of Charlotte. He is a student at Myers Park High School. He is the son of Susan H. (Scotty) Jackson (Duke Power, information technology, Charlotte) and Sonny Jackson.

Shannon Marie Boyle of Concord, N.C.She is a student at Jay M. Robinson High School in Concord. She is the daughter of Jack W. Boyle (Duke Power, McGuire Nuclear Station) and Mary J. Boyle.

Bao Thai Nguyen of Charlotte. He is a student at South Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte. He is the son of Binh T. Nguyen (Duke Power, fossil hydro support, Charlotte) and MyHoa T. Nguyen. 

George Moreland III of Charlotte. He is a student at Victory Christian School in Charlotte. He is the son of the late Emma G. Moreland Coates (Duke Power, human resources, Charlotte), stepfather Melvin I. Coates (Duke Power, power delivery --Central region) and George Moreland Jr.

Meagan Stovall of Madison, N.C. She is a student at Dalton L. McMichael High School in Mayodan, N.C. She is the daughter of Jeffery D. Stovall (Duke Power, power delivery -- Northern region) and Amy G. Stovall.

Duke Energy is a diversified energy company with a portfolio of natural gas and electric businesses, both regulated and unregulated, and an affiliated real estate company. Duke Energy supplies, delivers and processes energy for customers in North America and selected international markets. In 2004, the company celebrates a century of service with the 100th anniversary of its electric utility Duke Power. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available on the Internet at: www.duke-energy.com.

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