Touchstone Energy Senior $1,000 Scholarship
York Electric Cooperative will award ten $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors in May. You MUST BE served by York Electric Cooperative to be eligible to apply. The student must have average or above average grades and submit an essay.
Fort Mill High School graduate Sarah Gantzer has received the co-op’s 2012 $1,000 Touchstone Energy Scholarship. Sarah is the daughter of Fritz and Tammy Gantzer. She has aspirations to become a neonatal nurse.
York Electric Cooperative’s School-to-Work Scholarship
York Electric awards an outstanding senior, who has participated in the Floyd D. Johnson Technology Center’s School-to-Work program, a $500 scholarship. The student must meet the following criteria in order to qualify:
- Attending a two or four year college
- 3.0 minimum overall GPA
- 100 average in school-to-work program
- No discipline record (including tardiness)
- Meet district attendance policy
- Submit a one-page, typed essay on why you should be considered.
YEC awards an outstanding senior, who has participated in the Floyd D. Johnson Technology Center’s School-to-Work program, a $500 scholarship.
The 2012 recipient is Tyrell Long the son of Yolanda & Harry Kenyatta Long. Tyrell graduated from York Comprehensive High School and will attend Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC this fall where he will study business and marketing.
Jenny Ballard Opportunity Scholarship for Women Returning to College
The Jenny Ballard Opportunity Scholarship for Women Returning to College is awarded by South Carolina WIRE to two female electric cooperative members. Applicants for the $2,500 scholarships must have graduated from high school or earned GEDs, at least ten years ago, be accepted by an accredited South Carolina college or university and demonstrate financial need.
R. D. Bennett Scholarship
Each year, winners of the Washington Youth Tour contest are qualified to compete for the Robert D. Bennett Scholarship through The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina (ECSC). A one-time check in the amount of $2,500 will be issued to the student and the college, university, trade or tech school of the winning student’s choice, after the registrar’s office completes the proper paperwork. The scholarship money may be requested up to three years after the winner is named.
To compete for the scholarship, each Washington Youth Tour winner must submit an essay. Competition is based on the essays and participation during the trip. Trip chaperones will judge the essays. S.A.T scores, grade point average, class standing, and other honors will not be considered.
York Electric Cooperative congratulates Kemp Wilson of Chester and Chadwick Rollins of Rock Hill who are representing YEC on the Washington Youth Tour, June 15-20, 2013.
$500 Community Commitment Touchstone® Energy Scholarship
“Commitment to Community” is one of the core values and a driving force at York Electric Cooperative. A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a York Technical College student who understands this commitment.
One scholarship is awarded every year to a student enrolled at York Technical College. Applicants do not have to be a member of York Electric Cooperative to be eligible.
Fill out the attached application and mail in by September 30, 2013.
$500 Touchstone® Energy Utility Lineworker Training Program Scholarship
One scholarship is awarded every year to a student enrolled in the Utility Lineworker Training Program at York Technical College. Applicants do not have to be a member of York Electric Cooperative to be eligible.
Fill out the attached application and mail in by August 26, 2013