UNC and NCSU Basketball Camp scholarships available for middle school students
AULANDER, N.C.– Roanoke Electric Cooperative is giving two local middle school students the opportunity to hit the hardwood alongside their favorite college basketball athletes and coaches this summer, thanks to Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships.
The co-op will select one young man for a scholarship to attend the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, June 22-26, 2019, and one local young woman to attend the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, June 9-12, 2019. The scholarships cover all expenses at the overnight camps, which provide a glimpse into life on a college campus.
“These scholarships are a fantastic way for young athletes to experience life on a college campus and learn from mentors at their favorite NCAA athletic programs,” said Marshall Cherry, the co-op’s chief operating officer. “We’re proud to reward local students for their hard work by providing this exciting opportunity to have a great time, make new friends, and develop fundamental skills that will help them excel on and off the court.”
More than 50 students from across the state will win the all-expenses paid scholarships to attend basketball camp this summer. Now in its 16th year, the scholarship program reflects Touchstone Energy Cooperatives’ core values of accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community.
Campers stay overnight in dorms on campus, learn fundamental skills that will help them excel on and off the court, and receive individual and group instruction from Division 1 coaches to enhance their basketball and team working abilities. Wes Moore, coach of the Wolfpack women’s basketball team, and Roy Williams, coach of the 2009 and 2017 national champion Carolina Tar Heel men’s basketball team, will direct the camps with the help of staff, as well as current and former players.
The co-op is accepting applications from Jan. 1 - March 31. Contestants will be judged on academic records, extracurricular activities and a required essay. To be eligible to win, students must be in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade during the 2019-2020 school year and have permission from a parent or guardian to attend. Scholarship winners are expected to be announced in May.
Eligible students who are interested in the scholarship can contact Patrice Jordan at 252-209-2236 or visit www.roanokeelectric.com/bball to submit an application.
Collectively, North Carolina’s 26 independent electric cooperatives power the lives of more than 2.5 million North Carolinians in 93 of the state’s 100 counties. To learn more about North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, and the ways they are powering communities for a better tomorrow, www.ncelectriccooperatives.com
Roanoke Electric Cooperative provides service to 14,500 members in Bertie, Hertford, Halifax, Northampton, Gates, Perquimans and Chowan counties. Chartered in 1938 to provide light and power to farms, the co-op today serves as an engine of economic development and provides educational, recreational and community assistance services to enhance the quality of life of its member-owners throughout the diverse communities it serves. Roanoke Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity provider and employer.