2021 College Scholarship applications are now being accepted!
Application deadline: April 9, 2021
Established in 1985, the Roanoke Electric Cooperative Scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a selected senior whose parents or legal guardians are member-owners of the Cooperative.
The Scholarship is to aid a young person who
- Has exhibited an understanding of the cooperative way of doing business.
- He/She must have limited financial resources and
- Exhibit outstanding scholastic and leadership abilities in his/her school and community.
- All high school seniors whose parents or legal guardians are member-owners of Roanoke Electric Cooperative are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
The criteria for the selection is:
- Need: 50%
- Scholastic Achievement 25%
- Extra-Curricular Activities and Cooperative Question 25%
In addition, the winner must have been accepted by an accredited two or four-year college or university in North Carolina.
The Scholarship money will be paid directly to the college or university according to the institution’s payment policy, after Roanoke EC receives a letter from the recipient confirming his/her enrollment. Should the recipient withdraw from college, reimbursement of unused monies shall be returned to Roanoke EC. In the event the recipient receives financial assistance from other sources which would constitute a full scholarship, he/she shall notify Roanoke EC and relinquish rights to the scholarship. The monies shall then be awarded to the runner-up provided that person continues to meet all requirements.
The winner will also receive a certificate of the award at Roanoke Electric Cooperative’s Annual Meeting held the fourth Saturday in August.