2018-01-10 / School News

EMCs offer Walter Harrison Scholarship

Planters EMC is offering the prestigious Walter Harrison Scholarship, a program sponsored by Georgia’s electric membership corporations (EMCs).

Applicants are now being accepted for the $1,000 scholarship, which can be used for academic expenses at any accredited 2-year or 4-year university, college or vocational technical institute in Georgia.

“We’re proud to offer financial assistance where possible and the Walter Harrison Scholarship can help families offset the rising cost of college,” says Randy Hill of Planters EMC.

“To be a good community citizen, we have an obligation to help young people. Whether it is through the Washington Youth Tour, wiring tests or scholarships, this is how we do it,” he said.

In 2018, 11 scholarships will be awarded to students with exemplary academic records. Grade point average, SAT scores, academic standing, scholastic honors and financial need are considered when determining a student’s eligibility.

Scholarship applicants must be accepted or enrolled in an accredited undergraduate degree program and must complete a 2-page application and write a 2-page autobiographical sketch that includes their future plans.

Created in 1985 by the Georgia EMC, a trade association representing the electric cooperatives in Georgia, the Walter Harrison Scholarship program pays tribute to the late Harrison, a pioneer in the rural electric movement and a leader at local, state and national levels. Since 1985, Georgia’s electric cooperatives have awarded $191,500 to 202 students via the scholarship program.

To receive a scholarship application, contact Mr. Hill or Whitney Dixon at (478) 982-4722 or visit the website at plantersemc.com. Completed applications are due by Feb. 2 at any of the Planters EMC locations.

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