WALTER HARRISON SCHOLARSHIP

Thank you for your interest in the Walter Harrison Scholarship. The deadline for applications for the 2016-2017 school term was noon, January 17, 2017; however, this scholarship is open each year to eligible students of EMC members, employees, and directors, so check this space periodically to learn when we are accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school term.

Exhorbitant college tuition, fees, housing and book expenses are making it more and more difficult for students to afford a higher education and forcing families to explore a variety of alternatives to offset the costs of obtaining a degree. Commitment to community is one of the cornerstones of the cooperative business model and it is important to 'walk the walk' and give a hand up to those deserving students in our own area.

To ensure that students have the opportunity to further their education, Little Ocmulgee EMC is currrently accepting applications for the Walter Harrison Scholarship, a program sponsored by Georgia's 41 electric cooperatives. this $1,000 scolarship can be used for academic expenses at any accredited two or four year university, college or technical institute in Georgia.

In 2017, Walter Harrison Scholarships will be awarded to 10 students. The scholarship is merit based, and students are evaluated on a number of criteria such as grade point adverage, SAT schores, academic standing, scholastic honors, community involvement and financial need. To apply for the scholarship, students must be accepted or enrolled at an accredited two or four year university or technical institute in Georgia. They must complete an application and submit a biographical sketch which includes a preview of his or her future plans as well as students and their families must be members of Little Ocmulgee EMC and reside within the co-op's service area.

The scholarship is partly funded by Georgia's electric cooperatives, which included Little Ocmulgee EMC, National Rural Electric Cooperative Assosiation and Georgia Rural Electric Supply Corp. Additional funding of the Scholarship comes from a silent auction held in November during Georgia EMC's Annual Meeting. The 41 electric co-ops in Georgia donate unique items representative of every region of the state. Last year's auction raised more than $13,000 and helped award $1,000 each to 10 deserving students across the state:

Created in 1985 by the board of directors of Georgia EMC, the scholarship pays tribute to the late Walter Harrison, a pioneer in the rural electric movement and a leader at local, state, and national levels in the electric cooperative program. Since 1987, Georgia's electric cooperatives have awarded more than $181,000 to students through the Walter Harrison Scholarship program.

To receive an application, contact Little Ocmulgee EMC at 912-569-7171 or Georgia Toll-Free at 1-800-342-1290, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or visit one of our three locations - Alamo, Dublin, or McRae-Helena. Return applications to Gary L. Selph at our Alamo office. Completed applications are due by noon, January 17, 2017.

Little Ocmulgee EMC, based in Alamo, is a consumer-owned cooperative providing electricity and related services to over 7,600 members with more than 11,000 meters in Wheeler and Telfair, and portions of Laurens, Dodge, and Montgomery counties.

Georgia EMC is the statewide trade association representing the state's 41 EMCs, Oglethorpe Power Corp., Georgia Transmission Corp. and Georgia System Operations Corp. Collectively, Georgia's customer-owned EMCs provide electricity and related services to more than 4.4 million people, nearly half of Georgia's population, across 73 percent of the state's land area.

ALAMO HEADQUARTERS

26 W. Railroad St
Alamo, GA 30411
1-800-342-1290
912-568-7171

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DUBLIN

2337 U.S. 441 S.
Dublin, GA 31021
1-800-342-1290

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McRAE-HELENA

193 E. Oak St.
McRae-Helena, GA 31055
1-800-342-1290
Closed 12:30-1:30 PM

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OFFICE HOURS

MONDAY - FRIDAY
Alamo & Dublin: 8 AM-5 PM
McRae-Helena: 8 AM-4:30 PM

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