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Jackson EMC offers student scholarships

By Staff
JEFFERSON - Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is currently accepting applications from full- or part-time students for three scholarship programs. All scholarship recipients must be a customer of Jackson EMC or the son or daughter of a customer, and must also be a resident of the home served by Jackson EMC.

Winners will be chosen by an external scholarship committee, which will carefully review each application to select the most qualified candidates, based on academic ability, extracurricular activities, involvement, personal sketch and letters of recommendation.

Jackson EMC offers two separate types of awards through the A.T. Sharpton (ATS) Scholarship program, named in honor of a late chairman of the Jackson EMC Board of Directors. Three $1,000 scholarships from each of the two ATS categories will be awarded this year.

The ATS Restricted Scholarship Award is available exclusively to students attending or planning to attend Gainesville State College.

The A.T. Sharpton Unrestricted Scholarship Award is available to graduating high school seniors, undergraduates and/or graduates who are attending or planning to attend any accredited two-or four-year college, university or technical college in the nation.

Also available is the Walter Harrison Scholarship (WHS), administered by Georgia EMC and named for a leader in the state and national electric cooperative movements. Several of these $1,000 scholarships are awarded statewide to undergraduate students enrolled in or accepted by a Georgia college, university or technical college. ATS applicants may also apply for the WHS as long as the requirements are met.

Students interested in applying for any or all of these scholarships should contact their area high-school guidance counselors or complete the application online at www.jacksonemc.com/scholarships or at www.ngcf.org. The deadline for applications is January 24, 2013.

For more information about Jackson EMC's scholarship programs or to learn more about the company's commitment to the community, visit the websites for all the details and FAQs, or contact Callie Flack at cflack@ngcf.org.
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