Mitchell EMC is proud to offer two (2) scholarship opportunities for the youth of our area. The Walter Harrison Scholarship and our Operation Round Up Scholarships.
Please note that the scholarships have different deadlines and should be mailed to different addresses. Applications will be judged by an independent scholarship committee.
Walter Harrison Scholarship
Mitchell EMC is pleased to be a part of helping our members pursue their dream of a college education. We annually offer the prestigious Walter Harrison Scholarship, a program sponsored by the EMCs of 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 in 1985 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 ability, scholastic honors, and 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.
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 Mitchell EMC electricity are eligible.
Entries received will be forwarded from Mitchell EMC to the Statewide Competition. The statewide scholarship selection committee is comprised of EMC Directors and Managers from across Georgia.
OPERATION ROUNDUP SCHOLARSHIP
What better way to invest in the future than by investing in the outstanding youth of our communities? Mitchell EMC Members who enroll in Operation RoundUp are doing exactly that by providing scholarships to deserving students. Participating members allow us to round their electric bills up to the nearest whole dollar amount. Though it may not seem like much, those funds added together make a huge positive difference in our local community.
A maximum of fifteen, $1,000 scholarships will be awarded annually to graduating high school students or current post high school students attending a college or university in Georgia. Scholarships are awarded based on “All Around Student Performance” including academic performance, volunteerism, and participation in school, church and community activities. Financial need is also considered.
Applications are available at : The Community Foundation of South Georgia, P.O.Box 2654, Thomasville, Ga. 31799 or Click Here.