Co-op set to give two local students basketball scholarships

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