Wake Electric College Scholarships

2019 scholarships winners announced!

Fred M. Alford Scholarship

Every year, Wake Electric awards one Fred M. Alford Memorial scholarship of $2,000. This scholarship is in memory of former Wake Electric employee Fred M. Alford.
Requirements for the Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship include:

  • Must be a child of or under legal guardianship of an active Wake Electric member or live in a home served by Wake Electric
  • Must be a high school graduating senior (cannot already be attending college)
  • Must pursue a four-year undergraduate baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution in North Carolina

Touchstone Energy® Scholarships

16 scholarships of approximately $1,250 will be awarded.  Requirements include:

  • Must be a child of or under legal guardianship of an active Wake Electric member or live in a home served by Wake Electric
  • Must use these funds at a North Carolina college or university, community college, vocational or technical school
  • Applicants can be a high school graduating senior or already enrolled full-time in a university, community college, vocational or technical school

Information Requirements

Applicants are required provide the following:

  • Completed application including financial information
  • Application information MUST BE TYPED or application will be disqualified
  • Transcript from high school, college or university, community college, vocational or technical school
  • Two-page, double-spaced essay that describes the student’s career goals and how they intend to achieve them and explain why they believe they should receive the scholarship.  ESSAY MUST BE TYPED and should NOT be more than two-pages.  The essay should show a thoughtful and original approach.
  • Three letters of recommendation (the judges prefer thoughtful and original observations)

The deadline to submit an application to the Wake Electric Scholarship Program is March 13, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.  Any applications received after the March 13th deadline (even if postmarked March 13) will be disqualified. Applicants will be notified of their status by mid-April 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Wake Electric at communications@wemc.com or (919) 863.6312.

The Wake Electric Scholarship Program is funded through voluntary member and employee donations through the Operation RoundUp program.


2019 Wake Electric Scholarship Winners

For 2019 Wake Electric awarded 17 college scholarships equaling a total of $22,000.

The Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship ($2,000) was awarded to:


Colson Teal
Falls Lake Academy

The Touchstone Energy Scholarship ($1,250) winners are:

  1. Meredyth Albright, Duke University
  2. Emily Wright, South Granville High
  3. Julie Baker, Wake Forest High
  4. Jonasha Green, NC Agricultural & Technical State University
  5. Hannah Russell, UNC Chapel Hill
  6. Brian Restrepo, UNC Chapel Hill
  7. Virginia Barnhill, NC State University
  8. Ashton Leonard, Louisburg High
  9. Kiera Stephan, UNC Wilmington
  10. Breanne Smith, East Carolina University
  11. Meredith Lee, NC State University
  12. Alyssa McInnis, NC State University
  13. Nicole Rafferty, Franklin Academy
  14. Kassidy Grissom, Franklinton High
  15. Noah Ellington, Franklin Academy
  16. Chandler Williams, Franklin Academy

 

Funding for scholarships is made possible by Wake Electric members and Wake Electric employees through the Operation Round-Up Program.  For more information on Operation RoundUp or the scholarship program, visit www.wemc.com.


Questions?

Call 919.863.6312 or 800.474.6300 or e-mail at communications@wemc.com.

Funding for scholarships is made possible by Wake Electric members and employees through the Operation Round-Up Program. Operation Round-Up allows Wake Electric members to round up their electric bill to the next highest dollar and donate that amount to the program. For example, if your electric bill for the month is $91.85, your bill would be rounded up to $92.00 and the extra 15 cents would be donated to Operation Round-Up.