Wake Electric Scholarships

2018 Scholarship applications available December 1, 2017!

Fred M. Alford Scholarship

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 $1,250 were awarded for 2017.  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 must 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 a .pdf application, click on this link 2018 Scholarship Application. The deadline to submit an application is March 14, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.  Any application received after the March 14th deadline (even if they are postmarked March 14) will be disqualified. Applicants will be notified of their status by mid-April 2018.

To download a Microsoft word application, click on this link 2018 Scholarship Application.

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.


 2017 Wake Electric Scholarship Winners

For 2017 Wake Electric awarded 17 college scholarships equaling a total of $22,000.

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


Abigail Nacional, Heritage High

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

  1. Jonasha Green, NC Agricultural & Technical State University
  2. Bethany Ray, Wilson Early College Academy
  3. Chad Kibbe, NC State University
  4. Carly Graves, Franklin Academy
  5. Natacha Bomparte, Franklinton High
  6. Kaleigh Thibodeau, North Raleigh Christian Academy
  7. Emma Vukovich, NC State University
  8. Allison Schulz, Franklin Academy
  9. Abigail Keel, NC State University
  10. Hannah Russell, Wake Forest High
  11. Sabrina Zirkle, North Raleigh Christian Academy
  12. Ellen Darrow, Wakefield High
  13. Jacob Faulkner, NC State University
  14. Meredith Lee, Needham B Broughton High
  15. Sarah Woodard, NC State University
  16. Molly Moseley, 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.