Watauga Students Awarded Scholarships from BREMCO

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From left: Watauga District Manager Susan Jones, scholarship recipients Courtney Edwards and Shauna Caldwell, along with Tom Trexler, Blue Ridge Electric Board member

From left: Watauga District Manager Susan Jones, scholarship recipients Courtney Edwards and Shauna Caldwell, along with Tom Trexler, Blue Ridge Electric Board member

Aug. 21, 2014. Two local students received scholarships from Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation to help further their education.

Shauna Caldwell received a $2,000 scholarship to attend Appalachian State University, and Courtney Edwards received an $800 scholarship to attend Caldwell Community College.

Out of 82 applicants from Blue Ridge Electric’s service areas of Alleghany, Ashe, Caldwell, Watauga and Wilkes, a total of 12 students received scholarships for this academic year. Students are selected based on a number of factors including academic performance, community service and personal interviews.

In 55 years of awarding scholarships, Blue Ridge Electric has helped 383 local citizens receive $387,300 to attend college and prepare for the future. Up to $17,500 is allocated annually for individual scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000 to help students seeking either a four- or two-year degree.

For more information about the scholarship program, visit www.BlueRidgeEMC.com and click the “Community” tab. Or, contact Grey Scheer, director of Community Relations, at 828-759-8994 or gscheer@blueridgeemc.com.

Blue Ridge Electric is a member-owned electric cooperative utility serving some 74,000 members in Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany, Wilkes, Avery and Alexander counties. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

 

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