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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 252-209-2221.

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

September 15, 2017

Have you ever wondered what causes your power to go out or blink?  Roanoke Electric Co-op takes pride in being able to keep your lights on.  However, we do recognize that sometime outages may occur.  The video below gives insight about the most common causes of power outages.

September 15, 2017

Roanoke Electric Co-op is now offering its ecobee3 thermostat at no cost to member-owners. In the past, member-owners could purchase the Wi-Fi enabled thermostat at up to 60 percent off of retail price.  Now, member-owners pay absolutely nothing for the thermostat and still enjoy the monthly savings of at least $4.00.

September 13, 2017

From Curtis Wynn, president and CEO

In honor of our history and future, we will be celebrating National Co-op Month in October.  Please join us in celebrating by stopping by our office and enjoying free snacks, getting some great information, and various giveaways every Friday in the month of October.



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