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Community College Scholarships

Johnston Community College (JCC)

JCC offers the Harvey Flowers Memorial 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 Charles Collier Memorial 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 Charles Collier 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)

CCCC offers the Kyle Harrington Memorial 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 Ralph Johnson Memorial 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.

Power Source Volunteer Scholarships (Application Period OPEN)

The Power Source Volunteers, or PSV, offer five college scholarships for South River EMC members and their children.The PSV awarded one $1,000 and four $500 scholarships in the spring of 2014. 

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:

  1. Must live in a home, which receives electric service from South River EMC.
  2. A candidate must have a recommendation from either his or her high school principal, guidance counselor or teacher. Non-traditional students or transfers must provide a letter from their work supervisor or community college advisor.
  3. Candidates must apply no later than January 23, 2015.
  4. 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 jwahl@sremc.com. The scholarship application period is now closed.

Scholarship Application (.doc)
Scholarship Application (.pdf)

The scholarship committee of the Power Source Volunteers will coordinate the scholarship applications and qualifications. A third party committee representing the North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation 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 Rural Electric 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.

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.