BEMC Scholarship Highway Program
Each year Brunswick Electric awards two (2) scholarships of $5,000 each to high school seniors from Brunswick County and the Columbus County area served by BEMC.
The scholarship awards are based on a combination of academic achievement, participation in community or school-related activities, SAT scores, letters of reference and submission of a 1,500 word essay. The topic for the 2013 Scholarship competition is:
"Remembering When . . . Keeping Current with our History"
For the essay, applicants are to interview a neighbor or relative who personally experienced the positive changes that the advent of electricity brought to the farms and communities of the BEMC service area. See full package for details.
CEO Robert W. Leavitt, Jr. says, "This scholarship program is an extension of our commitment to education. Along with our Bright Ideas educational grants for K-12 teachers and other specialized teaching materials, this gives us a way to help students beyond high school."
The scholarships are open to all high school seniors meeting the following criteria:
1. must be a U.S. Citizen;
2. attend a high school located in Brunswick, Columbus, Bladen or Robeson County;
3. live in a residence receiving electric service from BEMC;
4. must be the dependent of a BEMC member with a permanent primary
residence that currently receives electric service from BEMC;
5. have been accepted at an accredited 2-yr community college, 4-yr college, or
a vocational / technical school, for full-time status of 12 or more credit hours;
6. and plan to start school in the fall of the award year.
2013 Application packages with full details will be available in December through the guidance counselors at area high schools or downloaded here.
Full package with instructions and topic tips (PDF)
Application only as MS Word document
The completed application must be submitted through the
Guidance Counselor at your high school by FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013
Prior Scholarship Winners:
2012: Aubrie Gore of So. Columbus High and Christopher Atack of So. Brunswick High
2011: Jacob Edmund of W Columbus High and Caleb Strassberg of Brunswick County Early College High
2010: Rebecca Sidelinger of W Brunswick High and Anna Fairfax of So. Columbus High.
2009: Brianna Clifton of Whiteville High and Jason Graffius of No. Brunswick HIgh