Walter Harrison Scholarship Deadline Extended to Dec 27, 2018
College students are returning in droves to universities and colleges in Georgia and across the country. While parents struggle (or celebrate) the empty nest, Canoochee EMC is helping ease the financial burden of attaining a college degree with the prestigious Walter Harrison Scholarship, a program sponsored by Georgia’s electric membership corporations (EMCs), including Canoochee EMC.
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.
11 Walter Harrison Scholarships are awarded annually to students with exemplary academic records. Grade point average, SAT scores, academic standing, scholastic honors, and financial need are considered when determining a student’s eligibility. A scholarship committee comprised of (directors/ managers/key staff/or others as appropriate) at Georgia’s 41 EMCs seeks to award scholarships to remarkable students who may otherwise not be able to afford college.
The application process is currently underway, and students applying for the scholarship must be accepted or enrolled in an accredited undergraduate degree program, must complete a two-page application, and will write a two-page autobiographical sketch which includes future plans. The scholarship is available to any college level student regardless of age.
Created in 1985 by Georgia EMC, a trade association representing the electric cooperatives in Georgia, the Walter Harrison Scholarship program pays tribute to the late Harrison, a pioneer in the rural electricity movement and a leader at local, state and national levels.