Wake Electric Scholarships

Applications for the 2014 Scholarship's are no longer being accepted!

The Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship

Wake Electric awards one Fred M. Alford Memorial scholarship of $2,000. This scholarship is in memory of former Wake Electric employee Fred M. Alford.
Requirements for the Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship include:

  • Must be a child of or under legal guardianship of a Wake Electric member or live in a home served by Wake Electric
  • Must be a high school graduating senior (cannot already be attending college)
  • Must pursue a four-year undergraduate baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution in North Carolina

Touchstone Energy® Scholarships

16 scholarships of $1,250 are awarded.  Requirements include:

  • Must be a child of or under legal guardianship of a Wake Electric member or live in a home served by Wake Electric
  • Must use these funds at a North Carolina college or university, community college, vocational or technical school
  • Applicants can be a high school graduating senior or already enrolled full-time in a university, community college, vocational or technical school

Information Requirements

Applicants must provide the following:

  • Completed application including financial information
  • Application information MUST BE TYPED or application will be disqualified
  • Transcript from high school, college or university, community college, vocational or technical school
  • Two-page, double-spaced essay that describes the student’s career goals and how they intend to achieve them and explain why they believe they should receive the scholarship.  ESSAY MUST BE TYPED and should NOT be more than two-pages.  The essay should show a thoughtful and original approach.
  • Three letters of recommendation (the judges prefer thoughtful and original observations)

The deadline to submit applications to the Wake Electric Scholarship Program was March 14, 2014 by 5:00 p.m. Any applications received after the March 14 deadline (even if they are postmarked March 14) will be disqualified. applicants will be notified of their status by the end of April, 2014.

If you have any questions, please contact Wake Electric at communications@wemc.com or (919) 863.6312.

The Wake Electric Scholarship Program is funded through voluntary member and employee donations through the Operation RoundUp program.


2013 Wake Electric Scholarship Winners

For 2013, Wake Electric awarded 17 college scholarships equaling a total of $22,000. 

The Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship ($2,000) was awarded to:

Catherine Mary Foley of Wake Forest-Rolesville High School

The Touchstone Energy Scholarship winners are:

  • Mary Stuart Privette of Wake Forest-Rolesville High School
  • Chad Matthew Kibbe of Bunn High School
  • Andrew Stone Rather of W G Enloe High School
  • Maurice Savage of NC State University
  • Charlotte Michaela Burroughs of Granville Central High School
  • Devin Hoffman of Franklinton High School
  • Jeremy Daniel Boudah of Heritage High School
  • Nicholas Savage of NC State University
  • Benjamin Daniel Keel of NC State University
  • Molly Hendricks Boutwell of Louisburg High School
  • Abby Grace Trotter of Franklinton High School
  • Melanie Dawn McCaskey of Appalachian State University
  • Meredith Elizabeth Lee of North Raleigh Christian Academy
  • Justin Baldwin of Heritage High School
  • Dustin Michael Burleson of UNC Chapel Hill
  • Havanna Edelle Keeton of UNC Chapel Hill

Funding for scholarships is made possible by Wake Electric members and Wake Electric employees through the Operation Round-Up Program. For more information on Operation RoundUp or the scholarship program, visit www.wemc.com.


Questions?

Call 919.863.6312 or 800.474.6300 or e-mail at communications@wemc.com.

Funding for scholarships is made possible by Wake Electric members and employees through the Operation Round-Up Program. Operation Round-Up allows Wake Electric members to round up their electric bill to the next highest dollar and donate that amount to the program. For example, if your electric bill for the month is $91.85, your bill would be rounded up to $92.00 and the extra 15 cents would be donated to Operation Round-Up.





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