2019-02-06 / School News

Planters EMC offers Washington Youth Tour trip and Walter Harrison Scholarships

Open to high school juniors, Planters EMC is accepting applications for an all-expense paid spot on the 2019 Washington Youth Tour. The weeklong leadership trip offers participants the opportunity to experience our government and history up-close while having fun, making new friends, and gaining leadership skills.

Applicants must write a 500 to 1,000 word essay on a provided topic. Three students will be selected as delegates representing Planters EMC on the trip. Delegates will travel to Washington D.C. with 113 teens from Georgia. The 2019 Washington Youth Tour is scheduled for June 13-20. Delegates also receive a $1,000 scholarship for participating.

The fast-paced, high-energy program is designed to give students a taste of democracy in action, expose them to the nation’s rich history through visits to national monuments and museums and encourage students to become politically aware citizens.

If you are interested in experiencing this life-changing trip, contact Randy Hill or Whitney Dixon at 478-982-4722.

All essays along with applications must be submitted to any Planters EMC office by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Walter Harrison Scholarship

A different opportunity is available for high school seniors or current undergraduate college students. Planters EMC is accepting applications for the Walter Harrison Scholarship. The scholarship program is sponsored by electric cooperatives of Georgia. The $1,000 scholarship can be applied to academic expenses at any accredited two- or four-year university, college or vocational technical institute in Georgia.

In 2019, Walter Harrison Scholarships will be awarded to 11 students statewide who demonstrate exceptional academic performance. Factors for consideration include grade-point average, test scores, academic standing, scholastic honors and community involvement. A scholarship committee, composed of EMC directors and managers, judge blind applications and select recipients who excel in these areas and demonstrate a financial need.

Walter Harrison Scholarship applications can be downloaded from www.plantersemc.com under Forms. Completed applications must be turned into any Planters EMC office by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.

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