|BREMCO Scholarships Available|
|Written by Renee Whitener|
|Friday, 21 January 2011 12:17|
As part of the cooperative’s support of local communities, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation announces that it is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship and youth leadership opportunities.
Scholarships worth $14,800 will be awarded based on financial need, community activity, school performance and activities, and personal interviews. Recipients must live in the cooperative’s service territory.
For high school seniors seeking a bachelor’s degree, five $2,000 Goodman-Hurt scholarships are available; and for a high school senior or adult seeking a two-year degree, five $800 Goodman-Hurt technical/vocational scholarships are available. An additional $800 Charles and Lucille Suddreth scholarship is available to a Caldwell County resident seeking a two-year degree. Scholarship applications are due by March 31.
Blue Ridge Electric is also accepting applications for The Washington Youth Tour it sponsors along with the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives and other electric cooperatives across the country. This is an educational week-long trip to Washington, D.C., held in the summer and which may offer further scholarship opportunities for participating students. Winners will meet and talk with Congressional leaders, visit historic sites, and learn about the cooperative way of doing business.
Up to four rising seniors in the cooperative’s service area may receive Youth Tour sponsorships. Applications are due March 15.
Up to seven students may also be selected by Blue Ridge Electric to attend the summer Broyhill Leadership Conference at Queens College in Charlotte. The five-day conference is open to 10th through 12th grade students nominated by their guidance counselor. The conference helps students understand goal setting, motivational techniques, group dynamics, communication, and cooperation.
Applications for all these educational opportunities are available from high school guidance counselors, local community colleges, or online at BlueRidgeEMC.com under the “In the Community” tab.
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