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Scholarship for High School Seniors

2017 High School Scholarship Application is now available!

Congratulations to the 2016 Scholarship winner, Erika Roberson!

Established in 1985, the Roanoke Electric Cooperative Scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a selected senior whose parents or legal guardians are member-owners of the Cooperative.

The Scholarship is to aid a young person who

  • Has exhibited an understanding of the cooperative way of doing business.
  • He/She must have limited financial resources and
  • Exhibit outstanding scholastic and leadership abilities in his/her school and community.
  • All high school seniors whose parents or legal guardians are member-owners of Roanoke Electric Cooperative are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
 

Criteria

The criteria for the selection is:

  • Need: 50%
  • Scholastic Achievement 25%
  • Extra Curricular Activities and Cooperative Question 25%

In addition the winner must have been accepted by an accredited two or four-year college or university in North Carolina.

The Scholarship money will be paid directly to the college or university according to the institution's payment policy, after Roanoke EC receives a letter from the recipient confirming his/her enrollment. Should the recipient withdraw from college, reimbursement of unused monies shall be returned to Roanoke EC. In the event the recipient receives financial assistance from other sources which would constitute a full scholarship, he/she shall notify Roanoke EC and relinquish rights to the scholarship. The monies shall then be awarded to the runner-up provided that person continues to meet all requirements.

 

.For more information or if you have any questions - email scholarship@roanokeelectric.com or call 252-209-2221.

The winner will also receive a certificate of the award at Roanoke Electric Cooperative's Annual Meeting held the fourth Saturday in August.

News and Events

October 30, 2017

With the co-op’s mobile app, member-owners can monitor their daily energy usage and make better informed decisions to save money on their electric bills. 

October 27, 2017

U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, Greenville, SC

GREENVILLE, SC - Enviva Holdings, LP today announced a $45,000 grant to support African American land retention and healthy forests in northeastern North Carolina.  The grant to the Sustainable Forestry Program of the Roanoke Center—a nonprofit affiliate of the Roanoke Electric Cooperative headquartered in Ahoskie, North Carolina—deepens the existing partnership between Enviva, the Roanoke Center, and the U. S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment).  That program serves forest owners in seven counties in the Cooperative’s service region and near two of Enviva’s wood pellet facilities.

October 17, 2017

Roanoke Electric Co-op is offering water heater control devices. Which boost energy efficiency and savings, free to member-owners.



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