Co-op set to give two local students basketball scholarships

Posted: January 11, 2023 at 10:16 am

Roanoke Electric Cooperative is now accepting applications for full scholarships to attend basketball camps at two North Carolina universities this summer. Young men can apply for a scholarship to attend the Carolina Basketball School which will be held June 17-21 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Young women can apply for a spot at the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp June 18-22 at N.C. State University in Raleigh.

“I am grateful to be a part of an organization that invests in not only our local businesses, but also in the of our future leaders and citizens,” said Patrice Jordan, the co-op’s coordinator of member relations and engagement.

The scholarships cover all expenses at the overnight camps, which provide a glimpse into life on a college campus. Campers stay overnight in dorms, learn fundamental skills that will help them excel on and off the court and receive individual and group instruction from Division 1 coaches to enhance their basketball and team-building abilities.

To apply, students must be a sixth or seventh grade student during the 2023-2024 school year at a qualifying school.  The application opens this month, and it must be submitted by March 31. To learn more and apply, visit ncelectriccooperatives.com/sports-camps.