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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. Incomplete or applications received after the due date will not be judged. Please note that all applications must include Official High School or College Transcripts.

Walter Harrison Scholarship

Due In the Camilla Office By: CLOSED

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 applying for this scholarship MUST live in a house that receives electric service from Mitchell EMC.

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. Please do not alter the original application. All submissions must be on Georgia EMC Application Forms. Walter Harrison Scholarship Applications must be submitted to Mitchell EMC. All applications received after the due date of February 1st will not be considered.

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Due To The Community Foundation of South Georgia By: CLOSED

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. The applicant, their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must have their primary residence or place of business in the Mitchell EMC Service Area. Financial need is also considered. Please do not alter the application form. All submissions must be on the Mitchell EMC Operation Round Up Application Form. Applications received after the March 1st due date will not be considered. Please submit Operation Round-Up Scholarship applications directly to the Community Foundation of South Georgia.

Applications are available at: The Community Foundation of South Georgia, P.O.Box 2654, Thomasville, Ga. 31799 or Click Here.

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