CARROLLTON, GA — Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in western Georgia. As it continues to strive to actively support students, Carroll EMC proudly offers the Walter Harrison scholarship, Lerlie and Millard Copeland Scholarship and the Washington Youth Tour. All of the aforementioned opportunities are seeking applicants for 2016.
Ten $1,000 Walter Harrison scholarships are awarded statewide to undergraduate students enrolled in or accepted by a Georgia college, university or technical school. Carroll EMC selects one semifinalist from its service area to compete at the state level. Judges select winners for the scholarship each year based on financial need and academic ability. Applicants must reside in the household of a Carroll EMC member or employee. Scholarships can be awarded to high school seniors and undergraduate students of any age. Applications are due to Carroll EMC on or before February 1.
The $800 Lerlie and Millard Copeland Scholarship is awarded to a child or legal ward of a Carroll EMC Member or employee who attends the University of West Georgia. Selection is based first on financial need with academic performance and promise also being major determining factors. Preference is given to an incoming freshman. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at UWG. The completed application is due to the UWG Financial Aid Office by March 1.
The Washington Youth Tour brings approximately 1,500 high school students together to learn about electric cooperatives, American history and U.S. government for one week in Washington, D.C. with all expenses paid. Carroll EMC will send three high school students from the service area as delegates to help represent Georgia. Students attending a high school in Carroll, Haralson, Heard, Paulding, Polk or Troup County, or those whose primary residence receives electricity from Carroll EMC, are eligible to compete for the next Washington Youth Tour. The deadline for submitting applications to Carroll EMC is March 1.
“We’re proud to participate in these scholarship opportunities and to offer unique educational experiences to students and their families,” said Tim Martin, Carroll EMC CEO. “We recognize the growing cost of education, and we’re happy to play a part in helping members of our community.”
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 and Polk counties. For more information visit the cooperative’s website at carrollemc.com, follow Carroll EMC on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn and download the co-op’s free mobile app.
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