Carrollton, GA – Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative has selected three local students as the 2018 recipients of the Lineman School Scholarship. Christian Brannon, of Mt. Zion; Jake Gilley, of Bowdon and Evan Wallace, of Bremen were awarded scholarships to attend a lineman school in Georgia.
The winners were required to submit an essay explaining why they want to be a lineman, two letters of recommendation and interview with the scholarship selection team. The scholarships cover tuition, textbooks and other related fees for the recipients and are available up to 24 months after award date. In addition to the scholarship, the award winners are also paired with a lineman mentor from Carroll EMC.
Brannon is a graduating senior at Mt. Zion High School. When asked what this scholarship means to him, he replied, “I am very excited about receiving this scholarship because it will transform me from all the struggles I’ve had to overcome in my life.” Brannon plans to attend North Georgia Technical School.
Gilley is a 2017 graduate of Bowdon High School and is currently attending Southeast Lineman Training Center in Trenton, Georgia. He is attending lineman school because it has been the career choice on the forefront of his mind. Gilley lives by the motto, “In order to succeed we must first believe that we can.”
Wallace is a graduating senior at Bremen High School. When asked how he felt about being selected as a recipient of the Lineman Scholarship he said, “It is a blessing to have the scholarship to help financially so I can start off my career debt free.” Wallace plans to attend North Georgia Technical College in the fall.
Carroll EMC is a Member-owned cooperative providing electricity to approximately 50,000 homes and businesses. The co-op serves Members in Carroll, Haralson, Heard, Paulding, Polk and Troup counties. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For more information visit the cooperative’s website at carrollemc.com or follow Carroll EMC on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn. Carroll EMC: Community Built. Community Builder.