$1,000 Touchstone Energy® Scholarship:
York Electric Cooperative will give a $1,000 Touchstone Energy® Scholarship* to a high school senior at each one of these schools:
- Clover High School, Clover
- Fort Mill High School, Fort Mill
- Indian Land High School, Indian Land
- Nation Ford High School, Fort Mill
- Northwestern High School, Rock Hill
- Rock Hill High School, Rock Hill
- South Pointe High School, Rock Hill
- Westminster Catawba Christian School, Rock Hill
- York Comprehensive High School, York
- Homeschooled student or student attending a small
private school in the York Electric service area
*The $1,000 check will be made payable to the college the recipient will be attending.
Just Write An Essay: One of York Electric’s core values is community commitment. Describe ways York Electric serves the local community.
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.
Your essay and application must be mailed on or before May 30, 2017.
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 $5,000 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.
Application Deadline: Friday, February 3, 2017, contact Porter Gable at York Electric, 803-818-5620, or your local guidance office.
YEC delegates for 2016
School: Nation Ford High School
Parent: Ann & David Nelson
Career goal: Aspires to be an engineer
Jaida “Jade” Potts
School: Fort Mill High School
Parent: Nigel Potts & Crystal Davis
Career goal: Aspires to work in politics and/or banking
$500 Touchstone® Energy Utility Lineworker Training Program Scholarship
York Electric recently awarded its first annual Touchstone® Energy Utility Lineworker Training Program Scholarship to Daniel Lattimore. One $500 scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the Utility Lineworker Training Program at York Technical College each year.
Lattimore has been interested in the utility industry for many years and enjoys working outdoors and helping others. He enrolled in the Utility Lineworker Training Program at York Technical College in September 2013. “When I was in middle school, I worked with a group of highly skilled engineers on designing a city of the future utilizing green energy concepts in which our team placed third in the region”, says Lattimore. “I look forward to the lineman training program and learning how to make a difference in today’s world.”
The deadline for applications was December 15.
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.
- be a member of a South Carolina electric co-op
- have graduated from high school or earned her GED at least 10 years ago
- be accepted into an accredited S.C. college or university, and
- demonstrate financial need and personal goals.
Mail or fax the application to WIRE Scholarship Committee, Attention: Bobbie Cook, Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc., P.O. Box 417, Aiken, SC 29802, Fax (803)-641-8310.
The deadline for applications was June 2.
$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 each year.
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.
York Electric awards an outstanding senior, who has participated in the Floyd D. Johnson Technology Center’s School-to-Work program, a $500 scholarship annually.
Ms. Micah Hancock, of York, SC is the 2016 recipient. She is the daughter of Kevin and Kim Walker. Micah graduated from York Comprehensive High School and plans to attend Coker College.