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Scholarships Available

Walter Harrison Scholarship Applications Now Open

Looking for ways to help pay for college? Georgia students pursuing post-secondary education at colleges and technical schools can apply for the $1,000 Walter Harrison scholarship, which is awarded based on merit, school performance, GPA, scholastic honors, extracurricular activities and financial 
need. Applicants must be accepted or currently enrolled as full- or part-time students at any accredited two- or four-year university, college, or vocational-technical institution in Georgia and live in a primary residence served by Jackson EMC. 

To apply, students must complete an application and submit a brief essay explaining why they would be good candidates for the scholarship and outlining their educational careers and any special circumstances for consideration. Students could use this opportunity to highlight community involvement or a desire to serve others.

Applications are due to Jackson EMC by January 31, 2024.

University of North Georgia Students May Be Eligible for A.T. Sharpton Scholarship

Students attending the University of North Georgia who are from one of the 10 counties served by Jackson EMC may be eligible for the A.T. Sharpton scholarship. This scholarship is designated to provide educational opportunities to students who demonstrate financial need. The University of North Georgia Foundation distributes funds annually for the A.T. Sharpton scholarship. 

The scholarship is named in honor of A.T. “Troy” Sharpton, who served as chairman of the Jackson EMC Board of Directors from 1976 to 1989. Sharpton operated a 300-acre beef cattle and poultry farm in Gwinnett County. 

If you’re a current UNG student, check with your financial aid advisor for more details.

For more details, visit jacksonemc.com/walterharrisonscholarship