Winners of the 2020 Wake Electric Scholarships 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 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 WE Care program.


2020 Wake Electric Scholarship Winners

For 2020 Wake Electric awarded 19 college scholarships equaling a total of $24,500.

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


Tamara Bomparte
Franklinton High School

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

  1. Hannah Russell, UNC Chapel Hill
  2. Jessica Lang, Franklin Academy
  3. Brian Restrepo, Granville Early College
  4. Bryan Gill, Granville Central High
  5. Meredith Lee, NC State
  6. Jaxon Moseley, Franklin Academy
  7. Colson Teal, NC State
  8. Khalia Morton, Granville Central High
  9. Savannah Blalock, ECU
  10. Alyssa McInnis, NC State
  11. Kylie Puetzer, St. Thomas Academy
  12. Nolan Ellington, JF Webb HLS High
  13. Sadie Pegram, Franklin Academy
  14. Sarah Vaught, Falls Lake Academy
  15. Anna Beckom, Wake Forest High
  16. Isabel McInnis, North Raleigh Christian Academy
  17. Ryan Pitz, Wake Forest High
  18. Kassidy Grissom, UNC Wilmington

 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.

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