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Here’s how your student can get a scholarship or visit Washington, D.C., courtesy of Sawnee EMC
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Sawnee EMC is now accepting applications for its two annual youth scholarship programs for high school students in Forsyth County. 

According to a press release from the company, the 2020 Sawnee Foundation Youth Scholarship is open to high school seniors and children of Sawnee EMC members. This one-time scholarship has been about $4,000 per student in the past.

Students can also apply for the 2020 Washington Youth Tour program, an all-expenses-paid week-long trip to Washington, D.C., where groups of students from around Georgia will visit monuments, museums, the U.S. Capitol and meet with Georgia’s U.S. Senators. 

The 2020 Washington Youth Tour is available to high school students that will be 16 years old by June 1, 2020.

“It is such a privilege for Sawnee EMC to be able to assist these students in furthering their education,” said Cindy Badgett, director of external affairs at Sawnee. “The Foundation Youth Scholarship program and the Washington Youth Tour are shining examples of what the Foundation and Sawnee EMC are all about; a commitment to giving back in the communities we serve.”

The deadline for the Sawnee Foundation Youth Scholarship and the Washington, D.C., Youth Tour is Feb. 10, 2020.

For more information on the Sawnee Foundation Youth Scholarship and to download the application, go to Information and the application for the youth tour can be found at