A group of high school seniors will go into their summer before college with thicker wallets after receiving scholarships from a Cumming-based electric services provider.
Sawnee EMC announced the 19 recipients of a total of $76,000 in college funding, seven of whom are Forsyth County students.
Sawnee EMC awarded a $4,000 scholarship to the following Forsyth County high school seniors:
- Cameron Adamcayk, Lambert
- Peter Campfield, Forsyth Central
- Lara Kruger, Lambert
- Hazel Lee, Lambert
- Zachary Reynolds, South Forsyth
- Amber Shell, Forsyth Central
- Molly Williams, Lambert
The $4,000 scholarship each student will receive is a “shining example” of what Sawnee EMC aims for with its Sawnee EMC Foundation in supporting the community, said Blake House, vice presidents of member services.
Funding for the program comes from approved uses under Georgia law for Sawnee EMC’s unclaimed patronage capital funds, which are separate from the funds Sawnee members voluntarily donate to the Foundation for distribution to charitable organizations.
In the past 12 years, $511,000 has been awarded to 141 high school seniors within Sawnee EMC’s seven-county service area.
“Supporting those in need in our communities and helping these outstanding students continue their education is a key part of meeting the Foundation’s core mission,” said Dennis Anderson, chair of the Foundation’s board.