2022 Wake Electric Scholarship Winners

For 2022 Wake Electric awarded 19 college scholarships equaling a total of $24,500.

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


Isabella Harbinson, Franklinton High School

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

  1. Benjamin Brigino, Franklin Academy
    2. Claire Williams, Wakefield High
    3. Athena Gomes, Wakefield High
    4. Natalie Russell, UNC Chapel Hill
    5. Jamie Lambert, Wake Forest High
    6. William Chambers, Heritage High
    7. Grant Smith, East Carolina University
    8. Khalia Morton, WSSU
    9. Grant Johnson, Rolesville High
    10. Kimberly Berry, South Granville High
    11. Dylan Matthews, Wake Forest High
    12. Megan Rivenbark, Franklin Academy
    13. Anna Evangelista, Franklin Academy
    14. Anisah Sison, Franklin Academy
    15. Samiyah Edgerton, UNC Greensboro
    16. Lydia Valentino, Heritage High
    17. Colson Teal, NC State
    18. Amelia Peck, Wakefield High

Wake Electric College Scholarship Information

Wake Electric’s college scholarship applications are closed for 2022. 
Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship ($2,000)

Every year, Wake Electric awards one Fred M. Alford Memorial scholarship of $2,000 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 Scholarship ($1,250)

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
Application 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)
How to Apply
  • Download the application: PDF or Word.
  • Deadline: March 15, 2022 by 5:00 p.m.
  • Send completed application to:

Wake Electric College Scholarships

P.O. Box 1229

Wake Forest, NC 27588

  • Please note: Any applications received after the March 15th deadline (even if they are postmarked March 15) will be disqualified. Applicants will be notified of their status by mid-April, 2022.

Questions?

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.