The Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative is accepting applications from area high school and undergraduate students to compete for a selection of scholarships. Eligible students may apply for an all-expense paid spot on the 2020 Washington Youth Tour (WYT) as well as for the Walter Harrison, Lerlie and Millard Copeland and Lineman School scholarships.
The WYT is an inspiring, week-long leadership trip that offers participants the chance to experience U.S. government and U.S. history firsthand while having fun, making new friends and developing leadership skills. Carroll EMC selects three, 16+ year-old high school student delegates to represent the cooperative alongside 116 teens from other EMCs across Georgia. To be considered for next year’s WYT, which will take place June 18-25, applications must be submitted by Feb. 14, 2020.
“The WYT allowed me to bond with others who wanted to pursue the same career path,” said last year’s delegate, Drew Mulcay. “It gave me confidence in who I want to become knowing there are others around me trying to achieve similar goals.”
Graduating high school seniors or undergraduate students have the opportunity to compete for one of 12 $1,000 Walter Harrison scholarships. Carroll EMC selects one semi-finalist from its service area to compete at the state level where applications are judged on financial need and academic ability. This scholarship may be used at any two- or four-year university or technical school. The deadline to apply is Feb. 3, 2020.
Students attending the University of West Georgia may submit an application for the Lerlie and Millard Copeland Scholarship. This $800 scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who is a Carroll EMC Member or Member’s child. To apply, students must submit a general scholarship application through the UWG’s Financial Aid website. For more information on this award, visit westga.edu/scholarships.
Carroll EMC supports the future of the cooperative by offering the Lineman School Scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship receive funding to pay for the cost of tuition, textbooks and other related fees for their chosen lineman school. Eligible individuals must submit an online application by March 2, 2020.
“Our concern for the community goes beyond simply providing reliable service to our Members,” said Taylor Key, Community Relations Specialist for Carroll EMC. “We are invested in the continued growth of our communities by offering students the chance to mature into the leaders they are destined to become.”
The cooperative is reminded of the bright future ahead as ambitious students across its service area take advantage of these scholarship opportunities.
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.