Wake Electric kicked off the Wake Electric Scholarship Program on Dec. 1. Students can apply for both the Fred M. Alford Scholarship, as well as a number of Touchstone Energy Scholarships. Students only need to submit one application to be considered for both scholarship programs.
Wake Electric will award one scholarship of $2,000, called The Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship. The Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to the top candidate selected by an independent judging panel. This scholarship is given in memory of a former Wake Electric employee, Fred M. Alford. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. March 14.
Applicants must be a child of or under legal guardianship of a Wake Electric member or live in a home served by Wake Electric, must be a graduating high school senior (cannot already be attending college), and must pursue a four-year undergraduate baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution in North Carolina
Wake Electric will also award 16 scholarships of $1,250 each, called the Touchstone EnergyScholarships. These scholarships are not limited to recent high school graduates, and may be used at one of the state’s community colleges, vocational or technical schools, as well as at a four-year college. Applicants must be a child of or under legal guardianship of a Wake Electric member or live in a home served by Wake Electric, and must use these funds at a North Carolina college or university, community college, vocational or technical school. Applicants can be a graduating high school senior or already enrolled full-time in a university, community college, vocational or technical school
To apply for the Wake Electric Scholarship Program, visit www.WEMC.com/Scholarships.aspx to download an application and learn more about requirements. For more information, call 919-863-6312 or email communications@WEMC.com.