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Youth Education

Walter Harrison Scholarship


Slash Pine EMC is pleased to play a part in helping our members pursue their dream of a college education. We annually offer the prestigious Walter Harrison Scholarship, a program sponsored by the EMCs in Georgia. The $1,000 scholarship can be used to defray educational costs at any accredited two- or four-year university, college or vocational-technical institute in Georgia.


The Walter Harrison Scholarship, created 20 years ago by the board of directors of the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation, is awarded to students who excel in the areas of GPA, SAT scores, academic standing, scholastic honors, and who demonstrate a financial need. The award pays tribute to the late Walter Harrison, a pioneer in the rural electrification movement and a leader at the local, state and national level in the electric cooperative program. More about Mr. Harrison...


To be eligible for consideration, students must be accepted or enrolled in an accredited undergraduate degree program, complete the two-page Walter Harrison application and write a two-page autobiographical sketch with references to future plans and goals. Students that live in a primary residence serviced by Slash Pine EMC electricity are eligible.


Slash Pine EMC is accepting applications through Monday, February 2, 2010, for the $1,000 Walter Harrison Scholarship. One entry will be forwarded from Slash Pine EMC to the statewide competition. The statewide scholarship selection committee is comprised of EMC directors and managers from across Georgia.

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