Scholarships

Coastal Electric Cooperative can help you achieve your educational goals.

We offer two scholarship programs:

  • Coastal Electric Cooperative Foundation Scholarship
  • Walter Harrison Scholarship

Coastal Electric Cooperative Foundation Scholarship

Deadline

The 2017 Coastal Electric Cooperative Foundation deadline was April 2, 2017. Return to this page next year for the 2018 application.

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.

Purpose

The $5,000 scholarships are for undergraduate studies and are non-renewable.

Judging

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

Winners

The Coastal Electric Cooperative Foundation awards six $5,000 scholarships. Winners will be announced in May 2017.

Submissions

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

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

Need to overnight it:

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

Want to drop it off: Deliver application to the co-op’s office at 1265 S. Coastal Highway in Midway.

Funding

Scholarships are funded by Operation Round Up, a program in which members voluntarily round their power bill up to the nearest whole dollar. The small change makes big differences.

Walter Harrison 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.

Application Deadline

The 2017 Walter Harrision Scholarship application deadline was February 12, 2017. Return to this page next year for the 2018 application.

Eligibility

Members of Coastal Electric Cooperative and their dependent children who are graduating seniors or college students are eligible to apply.

Purpose

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

Judging

Applications are judged on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

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 sent by e-mail to scholarship@coastalemc.com

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