Carroll EMC Awards 2018 Lineman School Scholarships

Carroll EMC Awards 2018 Lineman School Scholarships


Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative has selected three local students as the 2018 recipients of the Lineman School Scholarship. Christian Brannon, of Mt. Zion; Jake Gilley, of Bowdon and Evan Wallace, of Bremen were awarded scholarships to attend a lineman school in Georgia.

The winners were required to submit an essay explaining why they want to be a lineman, two letters of recommendation and interview with the scholarship selection team. The scholarships cover tuition, textbooks and other related fees for the recipients and are available up to 24 months after award date. In addition to the scholarship, the award winners are also paired with a lineman mentor from Carroll EMC.

Brannon is a graduating senior at Mt. Zion High School. When asked what this scholarship means to him, he replied, “I am very excited about receiving this scholarship because it will transform me from all the struggles I’ve had to overcome in my life.” Brannon plans to attend North Georgia Technical School.

Gilley is a 2017 graduate of Bowdon High School and is currently attending Southeast Lineman Training Center in Trenton, Georgia. He is attending lineman school because it has been the career choice on the forefront of his mind. Gilley lives by the motto, “In order to succeed we must first believe that we can.”

Wallace is a graduating senior at Bremen High School. When asked how he felt about being selected as a recipient of the Lineman Scholarship he said, “It is a blessing to have the scholarship to help financially so I can start off my career debt free.” Wallace plans to attend North Georgia Technical College in the fall.

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