Since the program started in 2006, Colquitt EMC has been able to fund $2,424,000 in academic scholarships to over 859 students.
“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.
Eligibility requirements and guidelines:
*Applicant must reside in the household of a Colquitt EMC member
*Applicant must be enrolled in a college or technical college with campus locations/ degree offerings within Colquitt EMC’s service area
*Undergraduate and graduate students may apply
*Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible
*All fields of application must be completed
*A copy of each of these must be attached: high school or college transcript, proof of enrollment for the college you attend or will be attending, AND two letters of recommendation
For more information, please contact Sonya Aldridge at (229) 985-3620 or firstname.lastname@example.org.