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Scholarship for High School Seniors

2017 High School Scholarship Application is now available!

Congratulations to the 2016 Scholarship winner, Erika Roberson!

Established in 1985, the Roanoke Electric Cooperative Scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a selected senior whose parents or legal guardians are member-owners of the Cooperative.

The Scholarship is to aid a young person who

  • Has exhibited an understanding of the cooperative way of doing business.
  • He/She must have limited financial resources and
  • Exhibit outstanding scholastic and leadership abilities in his/her school and community.
  • All high school seniors whose parents or legal guardians are member-owners of Roanoke Electric Cooperative are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
 

Criteria

The criteria for the selection is:

  • Need: 50%
  • Scholastic Achievement 25%
  • Extra Curricular Activities and Cooperative Question 25%

In addition the winner must have been accepted by an accredited two or four-year college or university in North Carolina.

The Scholarship money will be paid directly to the college or university according to the institution's payment policy, after Roanoke EC receives a letter from the recipient confirming his/her enrollment. Should the recipient withdraw from college, reimbursement of unused monies shall be returned to Roanoke EC. In the event the recipient receives financial assistance from other sources which would constitute a full scholarship, he/she shall notify Roanoke EC and relinquish rights to the scholarship. The monies shall then be awarded to the runner-up provided that person continues to meet all requirements.

 

.For more information or if you have any questions - email scholarship@roanokeelectric.com or call 252-209-2278.

The winner will also receive a certificate of the award at Roanoke Electric Cooperative's Annual Meeting held the fourth Saturday in August.

News and Events

August 14, 2017

Last week, NOAA warned of an “extremely active” Atlantic hurricane season, with 2-5 major hurricanes now in the forecast.

With this in mind, Roanoke Electric Co-op officials are emphasizing the importance of having hurricane preparedness plans in place. North Carolina sits on the Atlantic coast, and when hurricanes hit the region they often bring with them flooding, power loss and wind-damage. 

August 01, 2017

The Roanoke Electric Care Trust board recently awarded grants to five community groups, as part of the co-op’s Operation RoundUp program. Third quarter grants totaled $10,111.25 and were presented to the following organizations:

July 27, 2017

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Roanoke Electric Co-op CEO Curtis Wynn testified recently on “The State of Infrastructure in Rural America” before the House Committee on Agriculture.



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