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Community College Scholarships

 

Johnston Community College (JCC)

JCC offers the South River EMC Scholarship for $500 to a member, or dependent of a member, who attends the college. (1) The applicant or his/her family must be an active member of South River EMC. (2) The applicant must be a high school graduate, a current student, or a nontraditional student, who has been accepted at the college.

Scholarship recipients will be notified as soon as selections are made. Funds will be paid directly to the school upon receipt of a letter from the registrar stating that the recipient has been selected and accepted for enrollment. A payment will be made at the beginning of the first semester and the beginning of the second semester. The college will notify South River EMC that the student has maintained a satisfactory grade point average (minimum 2.0) so that the second semester payment will be made. If the student does not maintain a satisfactory grade point average, or does not enroll for a second semester, the remaining balance maybe be awarded to another eligible applicant.

 

Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC)

FTCC offers the South River EMC  Scholarship for $500 to a member, or dependent of a member, who attends the college. (1) The applicant or his/her family must be an active member of South River EMC. (2) The applicant must be a high school graduate, a current student, or a nontraditional student, who has been accepted at the college.

Students should visit the FTCC Web site and under current students or future students go to the Financial Aid Handbook. The scholarship application form is there. Currently the South River EMC Memorial Scholarship is not listed but the name can be written in. Completed applications are due to the Financial Aid office by April 1.

Scholarship recipients will be notified as soon as selections are made. Funds will be paid directly to the school upon receipt of a letter from the registrar stating that the recipient has been selected and accepted for enrollment. A payment will be made at the beginning of the first semester and the beginning of the second semester. The college will notify South River EMC that the student has maintained a satisfactory grade point average (minimum 2.0) so that the second semester payment will be made. If the student does not maintain a satisfactory grade point average, or does not enroll for a second semester, the remaining balance maybe be awarded to another eligible applicant.

 

Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) woman in classroom setting

CCCC offers the South River EMC Scholarship for $500 to a member, or dependent of a member, who attends the college. (1) The applicant or his/her family must be an active member of South River EMC. (2) The applicant must be a high school graduate, a current student, or a nontraditional student, who has been accepted at the college.

When completing an application for Central Carolina Community College, the application will have a South River EMC member option, please check this box and provide your account number to be considered. For more information, please contact Laura Musselwhite at (919) 718-7279, or by e-mail at lmusselwhite@cccc.edu.

Scholarship recipients will be notified as soon as selections are made. Funds will be paid directly to the school upon receipt of a letter from the registrar stating that the recipient has been selected and accepted for enrollment. A payment will be made at the beginning of the first semester and the beginning of the second semester. The college will notify South River EMC that the student has maintained a satisfactory grade point average (minimum 2.0) so that the second semester payment will be made. If the student does not maintain a satisfactory grade point average, or does not enroll for a second semester, the remaining balance maybe be awarded to another eligible applicant.

 

Sampson Community College (SCC)

SCC offers the South River EMC Scholarship for $500 to a member, or dependent of a member, who attends the college. (1) The applicant or his/her family must be an active member of South River EMC. (2) The applicant must be a high school graduate, a current student, or a nontraditional student,who has been accepted at the college.

Scholarship recipients will be notified as soon as selections are made. Funds will be paid directly to the school upon receipt of a letter from the registrar stating that the recipient has been selected and accepted for enrollment. A payment will be made at the beginning of the first semester and the beginning of the second semester. The college will notify South River EMC that the student has maintained a satisfactory grade point average (minimum 2.0) so that the second semester payment will be made. If the student does not maintain a satisfactory grade point average, or does not enroll for a second semester, the remaining balance maybe be awarded to another eligible applicant.

For details on this scholarship opportunity, please contact Lisa Turlington by phone at 910-592-8081 or by e-mail at lturlington@sampsoncc.edu.

 

Power Source Volunteer Scholarships (Application Period OPEN)

The Power Source Volunteers, or PSV, offers at least three college scholarships for South River EMC members' children.The PSV awarded one $1,000 and five $500 scholarships in the spring of 2016. 

Factors considered in granting scholarships will include: character, moral standards, citizenship, past and present academic performance, letters of recommendation, statements of career goals and qualifications and extra-curricular activities.

The following stipulations are required of applicants:

  • Must live in a home, which receives electric service from South River EMC.

  • A candidate must have a recommendation from either his or her high school principal, guidance counselor or teacher. Non-traditional students (i.e. homeschooled or December graduate) must provide a letter from their work supervisor or community college advisor.

  • Candidates must apply no later than January 19, 2018. Please see application for details.

  • Candidates must have taken the SAT or ACT and submit scores with application.

Scholarship guidelines and applications are available at both South River EMC offices, by calling South River EMC at 910-892-8071, extension 2151, or by sending an e-mail request to jwmcleod@sremc.com.

Scholarship Application (.pdf)

The scholarship committee of the Power Source Volunteers will coordinate the scholarship applications and qualifications and will determine final recipients.

The Power Source Volunteers are a volunteer committee comprised of members of South River EMC. The committee members are dedicated to serving the cooperative through community activities and goodwill.

 

Gwen B. Price and Katie Bunch Scholarships

Students attending the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour are eligible to win the $2500 Gwen B. Price Scholarship and the $2000 Katie Bunch Memorial Scholarship. These scholarships are awarded annually at the North Carolina Electric Cooperative's Annual Meeting of Members in Raleigh.

These scholarships were established by the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives Volunteers' Committee to aid young people who have limited financial resources and have exhibited outstanding scholastic and leadership abilities in their quest for a college education.

 

Electric Cooperative Youth Tour Scholarship

South River EMC offers a $1,000 scholarship to each student who attends the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour as a representative of the Cooperative. As the tour is open to both rising juniors and seniors, we will award scholarships during the students' senior year, once he or she has been accepted and committed to a college. That means rising seniors will be contacted in the year following their youth tour trip, and rising juniors will be contacted two years after their trip, to provide necessary information. We will keep the contact information provided by each student attending, if any information changes, please be sure to let us know so that we may update records.

 

Kesler Butler Memorial Scholarship

The Kesler Butler Memorial Scholarship is a $1000 annual scholarship for students who attend North Carolina State University. The student must be a member, or child of a member, of South River EMC. Interested students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov. For additional information, contact the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid at NC State University.

 
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