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Coastal Electric Cooperative can help you achieve your educational goals.

We offer three scholarship programs:

  •  Coastal Electric Cooperative Foundation Academic Scholarships (available again in 2022)
  • Technical College Scholarships (December 15 for Spring 2022 semester)
  •  Walter Harrison Scholarship (available again in 2022)

Coastal Electric Cooperative Foundation Academic Scholarship

Deadline: The deadline for Coastal Electric Cooperative Foundation applications has passed for 2021. Check back in Spring 2022 for more scholarship opportunities. 

EligibilityResidents of Liberty, Long, McIntosh and south Bryan counties who are graduating high school seniors are eligible to apply.

PurposeThe $5,000 scholarships are for undergraduate studies and are renewable.

JudgingApplications are judged on the basis of the applicant’s commitment to community, integrity, accountability, innovation, and financial need.

Coastal Electric Cooperative Foundation Technical College Scholarship

Deadline: There are three windows of opportunity to apply throughout the year. Our deadlines are May 1 for Summer 2021 semester, July 15 for Fall 2021 and December 15 for Spring 2022 semester.

Eligibility: Applicant must meet the admission category requirements of a “Regular Status” student or a “Pending Admit Status” (high school seniors only), meet all requirements for admission into a selected program and be eligible to take all courses in the program curriculum at any of the 88 campuses of the Technical College System of Georgia or a recognized electric linemen school in Georgia,

Applicant must have a home mailing address within Coastal Electric Cooperative’s service area, which is south Bryan, Liberty, Long, or McIntosh counties. The applicant does not have to be a customer of Coastal Electric Cooperative.

Full-time enrollment in a certificate or diploma program is not required and students are not required to graduate from high school with a specific GPA. However, they must have a postsecondary cumulative 2.0 GPA, at certain checkpoints, in order to maintain eligibility for scholarship renewal.

Purpose: This renewable technical college scholarship is available to students of all ages pursuing a diploma, degree or certificate program from any of Georgia’s technical colleges.

Judging: Applications are judged on the basis of the applicant’s statements in their application and financial need.

Walter Harrison Scholarship

Deadline: The deadline for 2021 applications has passed. Please check back in January 2022.

About the Scholarship: Walter Harrison, a native of Millen, GA was known across the state and nation as “Mr. Rural Electrification” for his pioneering efforts in the electric cooperative industry and his lifelong dedication to improving life in rural areas.

In 1985, Coastal Electric Cooperative joined with other electric cooperatives of Georgia in founding a scholarship to honor the late Walter Harrison. Coastal Electric selects three nominees to compete for the $1,000 statewide scholarships.

More than $125,000 has been awarded since the program began. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

Eligibility: Residents of south Bryan, Liberty and McIntosh counties who are graduating seniors, college students, or adult students returning to school are eligible to apply. The recipient’s primary residence must be the household of a Coastal Electric Cooperative member or employee.

Purpose: The $1,000 scholarships are for undergraduate studies and are non-renewable.

Submissions: Send applications and all supporting documents (refer to application for more details) to:

Walter Harrison Scholarship
Coastal Electric Cooperative
P.O. Box 109
Midway, GA 31320

Need to overnight it?

Walter Harrison Scholarship
Coastal Electric Cooperative
1265 S. Coastal Highway
Midway, GA 31320

Submissions may be FAXed to (912) 884-2789 or emailed to scholarship@CoastalElectric.Coop.

Want to drop it off? Deliver your application to the co-op’s office at 1265 S. Coastal Highway in Midway. or in Richmond Hill at 3700 U.S. Highway 17 South (next door to Food Lion).

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