The application for the 2021 scholarship has closed. 2022 Colquitt EMC Scholarship applications will be available April 1, 2022.
“Colquitt EMC is pleased to be able to provide scholarships for these students,” said General Manger, Danny Nichols. “We are proud to have the opportunity to support our members in furthering their education and the institutions they choose to attend.”
The Scholarship Program began after Georgia legislators passed a law allowing electric cooperatives to use unclaimed capital credit refunds for education in the communities they serve. Since Colquitt EMC is a non-profit corporation, unclaimed capital credit refunds have in the past been turned over to the state government but now can be used for local education. This law and the Colquitt EMC’s Board of Directors has enabled Colquitt EMC to implement the Colquitt EMC Scholarship Program, Bright Ideas Program for teachers, and CONNECT Grants for school systems without any direct cost to the members.