Students must apply through the EMC that provides service to their home.
The Walter Harrison Scholarship program is a statewide scholarship competition sponsored by the EMCs in Georgia. Twelve $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2021 to apply toward educational costs at any accredited two- or four-year university, college or vocational-technical institute within the state of Georgia.
To be eligible students must:
Reside in the household of a SRE member or SRE employee
Be accepted or enrolled in an accredited undergraduate degree program
Complete a two-page application
Write a two-page autobiographical sketch referencing future plans/goals
The Walter Harrison Scholarship is awarded to students who excel in the areas of GPA, SAT scores, academic standing, scholastic honors, and who demonstrate a financial need. Entries will be reviewed by a scholarship committee made up of EMC directors and managers from across Georgia.
The scholarship can be applied to academic expenses at any accredited two- or four-year university, college or vocational-technical institute in Georgia.
All applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered by Feb. 1, 2021.
Read more about Walter Harrison and other participating EMCs on Georgia EMC's Website.
Southern Rivers Energy Trust Scholarship | Click here to download the 2021 application
This local scholarship opportunity is sponsored by Southern Rivers Energy and the Southern Rivers Energy Trust, Inc. Applicants will be judged blindly by a panel of educators on the quality of their essays, along with grade-point average and community and school involvement. Five scholarships worth $3,000 each will be awarded in 2021.
All applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered by March 1, 2021. Applications may be delivered to Southern Rivers Energy or mailed to:
Southern Rivers Energy Trust Scholarship
PO Box 40
Barnesville, GA 30204
Student's primary residence is within one of the following counties served by SRE: Bibb, Coweta, Crawford, Lamar, Pike, Meriwether, Monroe, Spalding and Upson.
Student is a high school senior (public, private or home-school) or is currently enrolled in an accredited college or technical school. Not intended for graduate school.
What to submit:
ONE essay that addresses all four of the core values Touchstone Energy Cooperatives such as Southern Rivers Energy adhere to: Commitment to Community, Accountability, Innovation and Integrity. The essay should be 1,500 words or less, typed and double-spaced. Do NOT reveal your name, place of residence, school, etc. In the answers, as such references will disqualify your application.
Letter of recommendation
Letter of acceptance
School Photo or headshot from shoulders up with a solid background.
This local scholarship opportunity is sponsored by Southern Rivers Energy and the Southern Rivers Energy Trust, Inc. Applicants will be judged blindly by a panel of educators on the quality of their essays, GPA, community and school involvement.
Winners for the Southern Rivers Energy Trust Scholarship will be announced in April. Click Here to see our 2019 scholarship winners featured in the GEORGIA Magazine!
Five scholarships will be disbursed to the business office of the university or college in the amount of $3,000. The scholarship can be applied to academic expenses at any accredited two- or four-year university, college or vocational-technical institute in or outside of the state of Georgia.
Any questions should be directed to Kathryn Green, 770-358-5772, or toll free at 1-877-358-1383 ext. 348.