2021 Scholarship Winners Announced

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 CarolinaTouchstone 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)

To download an application click on this link 2021 Scholarship Application. The deadline to submit applications for the Wake Electric Scholarship Program was March 17, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. Any applications received after the March 17th deadline (even if they are postmarked March 17) will be disqualified.  Applicants will be notified of their status by mid-April, 2021.
If you have any questions, please contact Wake Electric at communications@wemc.com or (919) 863.6440.
The Wake Electric Scholarship Program is funded through voluntary member and employee donations through the WE Care program.


2021 Wake Electric Scholarship Winners
For 2021 Wake Electric awarded 18 college scholarships equaling a total of $23,250.

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


Holly Baker
Wake Forest High School

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

  1. Sarah Elliott, Granville Early College
  2. Natalie Russell, Wake Forest High
  3. Emily Martin, North Raleigh Christian Academy
  4. Brian Restrepo, UNC Chapel Hill
  5. Emma Wrenn, JB Wrenn Academy
  6. Eve Walker, Franklinton High
  7. Colin Ellington, JF Webb High
  8. Khalia Morton, WSSU
  9. Anna Pollock, North Johnston High
  10. Julia Perry, Bunn High
  11. Gugma Vidal, Franklin Academy
  12. Matthew Keel, Franklin Academy
  13. Colson Teal, NC State
  14. Isabel McInnis, NC State
  15. Samiyah Edgerton, Franklinton High
  16. Andrew Keel, Franklin Academy
  17. Benjamin Stevens, North Raleigh Christian 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 WE Care Program. WE Care 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 WE Care.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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