The deadline to apply for the 2023 Coastal Electric Cooperative Foundation Scholarship was March 31.
The Coastal Electric Cooperative Foundation awards six $5,000 scholarships annually.
The $5,000 scholarships are for undergraduate studies only and are renewable.
Only residents of Liberty, Long, McIntosh and south Bryan counties who are graduating high school seniors are eligible to apply.
Members of the Coastal Electric Cooperative Board of Directors, the Coastal Electric Cooperative Foundation Board of Directors, employees of Coastal Electric Cooperative, or the children or grandchildren of board members or employees are not eligible to apply.
The scholarships shall be announced and awarded in May prior to the recipient’s graduation, but are contingent and subject to the scholarship recipient graduating from high school. Scholarship use must commence within one year of the date of issuance and be used within two years of the date of issuance.
Applications are judged on the basis of the applicant’s commitment to community, integrity, accountability, innovation, and financial need.
Funds for the scholarship are raised, in part, by Coastal Electric Cooperative through Operation Round Up®, a program in which members voluntarily allow their monthly power bill to be rounded up to the nearest whole dollar. Those nickels and dimes are turned over to the Coastal Electric Cooperative Foundation, which uses the funds to support local programs related to food, health, shelter, safety and education.