CUMMING — A Cumming-based electric services cooperative recently helped nine local high school seniors prepare for upcoming college finances.
Sawnee EMC gave each soon-to-be graduate a $4,000 scholarship through a program derived from the company’s unclaimed patronage capital funds, which are separate from the donated funds the foundation distributes to charitable organizations throughout the year.
“It is such a blessing for the foundation to be able to assist these students financially in furthering their post-secondary education,” said Blake House, vice president of member services at Sawnee EMC.
“The Youth Scholarship Program is a shining example of what they foundation and Sawnee EMC are all about — which is their commitment to being a partner and supporter in the various communities we serve.”
The local high school students who received a scholarship from Sawnee EMC are:
* Caroline Bourneuf, South Forsyth
* Caroline Duckworth, North Forsyth
* Megan Grochau, Lambert
* Haley Hubbard, North
* Carrie Kaufmann, Lambert
* Madison Mitchell, Lambert
* Shwetha Mudalegundi, South
* Yaquelin Sanchez, Forsyth Central
* Jacob Sparks, South
In the past 11 years, Sawnee EMC has distributed $435,000 in scholarships to 122 high school seniors with the company’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, foundation board chair.
For more information about the program, visit sawnee.com/round_up or contact Cindy Badgett at (678) 455-1399 or firstname.lastname@example.org.