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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.