Carroll EMC Names Semifinalist for Walter Harrison Scholarship
Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative recently named Kaitlyn Patterson of Carrollton, as its semifinalist for the Walter Harrison Scholarship. The Walter Harrison Scholarship is a program sponsored by Georgia’s electric membership corporations. The $1,000 scholarship can be applied to academic expenses at any accredited two- or four-year university, college or vocational-technical institute in Georgia.
"I am so honored to be Carroll EMC's semifinalist for the Walter Harrison Scholarship. The generosity and dedication exhibited by Georgia EMC and our state programs for higher education are crucial to providing a bright future for the state of Georgia and its residents," said Patterson who is a junior at the University of Georgia.
11 Walter Harrison Scholarships are awarded annually to students with exemplary academic records. Grade point average, SAT scores, academic standing, scholastic honors, and financial need are considered when determining a student’s eligibility. A scholarship committee comprised of directors, managers and key staff at Georgia’s 41 EMCs seeks to award scholarships to remarkable students who may otherwise not be able to afford college.
Students applying for the scholarship must be accepted or enrolled in an accredited undergraduate degree program, must complete a two-page application, and will write a two-page autobiographical sketch which includes future plans. The scholarship is available to any college level student regardless of age.
“We’re proud to offer financial assistance where possible and the Walter Harrison Scholarship can help families offset the rising cost of college,” said Taylor Key, Community Relations Clerk at Carroll EMC. “To be a good community citizen, we have an obligation to help young people. Whether it’s through the Washington Youth Tour, wiring contests or scholarships, this is how we do it.”