Wake Electric College Scholarships

Applications for 2019 scholarships will be available on this page on Dec. 1, 2018.  The deadline to apply will be announced at that time.

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 was March 14, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.  Any applications received after the March 14th deadline (even if postmarked March 14) were disqualified. Applicants were notified of their status by mid-April 2018.

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.


 2018 Wake Electric Scholarship Winners

For 2018 Wake Electric awarded 17 college scholarships equaling a total of $22,000.

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

Whitney Bolton, Louisburg High

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

  1. Courtney Bailey, Wake Forest High
  2. Jonasha Green, NC Agricultural & Technical State University
  3. Lauren Mobley, Rolesville High
  4. Chad Kibbe, NC State University
  5. Jacob Faulkner, NC State University
  6. Kathleen Burroughs, Granville Central High
  7. Meredyth Albright, Duke University
  8. Alexis Roberts, Heritage High
  9. Abigail Keel, NC State University
  10. Molly Moseley, East Carolina
  11. Brian Restrepo, Granville Early College
  12. Meredith Lee, NC State University
  13. Nicholas Fernandez, Franklin Academy
  14. Daniel Magen, Franklin Academy
  15. Mackenzie Wilder, Neuse Christian Academy
  16. Vincenza McEvoy, Heritage High

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.