HEMC Accepting Applications for Walter Harrison Scholarship

Habersham Co. - Habersham EMC wants to help ease the financial burden of attaining a college degree with the Walter Harrison Scholarship.

The Walter Harrison Scholarship is a program sponsored by Georgia’s electric membership corporations (EMCs), including HEMC. 

Walter Harrison Scholarships are awarded annually to students with an exemplary academic record. 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.

“We understand that the rising costs of college can cause a great deal of financial stress within a family,” said Nicole Dover, Strategy and Communications Director of Habersham EMC. “With many student opportunities like the Washington Youth Tour, FFA wiring contests and scholarships, HEMC makes it a priority to help students achieve their goals.  Every student deserves the chance to succeed.” 

Grade point average, SAT/ACT scores, academic standing, scholastic honors, and financial need are considered when determining a student’s eligibility. A scholarship committee comprised of directors, managers, and staff at Georgia’s 41 EMCs seeks to award scholarships to remarkable students who may otherwise not be able to afford college.

To apply, students must be accepted or enrolled in an accredited undergraduate degree program at any two or four-year university, college, or vocational-technical institute in Georgia. Also, applicants must complete a two-page application and write a two-page autobiographical sketch that includes future plans.

The scholarship is available to any college-level student regardless of age. 

“Our hope is to help raise another generation of great leaders through the Walter Harrison Scholarship program.  Every great leader has encountered trials and triumphs that have molded them into the person they are today. HEMC’s goal is to make a meaningful contribution in the triumphant moments of our future leaders,” Dover said.

Since created in 1985, Georgia’s electric cooperatives have awarded more than $212,000 to 223 students via the Walter Harrison Scholarship program.

To receive a scholarship application, contact HEMC at 706-754-2114 or visit www.habershamemc.com.

Completed applications are due by January 31, 2020.