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    Tri-County EMC $500 Scholarships

    Offered by Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 5, 2024
    Multiple awards worth

    $500

    Grade level

    High School Senior

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    March 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    The Tri-County EMC $500 Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors who (1) are a member or child of a Tri-County Electric member, (2) live in a home served by Tri-County Electric, or (3) attend high school in Tri-County Electric’s North Carolina service territory (Charles B. Aycock, Eastern Wayne, Wayne School of Engineering, Wayne Early College, Rosewood, Southern Wayne, Spring Creek, East Duplin, Duplin Early College, James Kenan, North Duplin, North Lenoir, or South Lenoir). If you’re a high school senior who will be attending a four-year university after graduation, and meet one of the above criteria, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation

    Tri-County EMC is a not-for-profit rural electric utility cooperative. They were chartered on May 8th, 1940, by way of the Rural Electrification Act and have since been an affiliate of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They are one of 26 electric cooperatives in North Carolina and over 1,000 cooperatives nationwide. Their primary purpose is to provide safe, efficient electric energy to our members of Wayne, Duplin, Lenoir, Johnston, Jones, Sampson and Wilson counties.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Senior

    High School

    Charles B Aycock High School, Eastern Wayne High School, Wayne School of Engineering, Rosewood High School, Southern Wayne High School, Spring Creek High School, East Duplin High School, Duplin Early College High School, James Kenan High School, North Duplin Junior-Senior High School, North Lenoir High School, South Lenoir High School

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must be a child of a Tri-County Electric member, live in a home served by Tri- County Electric, or attend a high school in Tri-County Electric's service territory (see list of schools below).

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    500-word essay

    Academic transcript

    Letters of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

    Yes, this scholarship is restricted for use at four-year colleges.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation at https://www.tcemc.com/about-us/contact-us/.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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