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Deadline nearing for EMC programs
Students can apply for scholarships, D.C. tour
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Forsyth County News

Students are invited to apply for scholarships and a chance to tour Washington, D.C., this summer through Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation.

Each year, Sawnee EMC awards a number of scholarships through its Operation Round Up program, in which members round up their power bills.

In addition, two high school students are chosen to go on an all-expense paid trip to our nation’s capital.

The scholarship program is open to high school seniors whose permanent residence is served by Sawnee EMC.

Those interested must complete an essay of at least two typed pages and fill out an application. The 2013 scholarship deadline is 5 p.m. Jan. 11.

Amounts and numbers of scholarships awarded vary from year to year. In 2012, 15 students from throughout Sawnee’s seven-county service area were each awarded $3,500.

All scholarship application information can be found online at Those interested can also contact Cindy Badgett, director of external affairs, at (678) 455-1399 or e-mail

Students interested in Sawnee’s Washington Youth Tour have until Feb. 28 to apply.

Each year, two high school students between the ages of 16 and 18 are chosen from Sawnee’s seven-county area for the trip.

They join some 100 other students from Georgia to represent the state in the Youth Tour, which this year will be June 13-20.

Applications can be found at school guidance counselors’ offices or online at under the education link.

“It’s not just a week of sightseeing,” Badgett said in a statement. “Student delegates have the opportunity to meet other students from across the nation, meet their congressmen and make memories of a lifetime.”

The tour includes leadership training with state and national officials, as well as opportunities to discuss their views with students from across the country while learning about history, government and careers in public service.