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MCEC Touchstone Energy Scholarship

Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative is offering Touchstone Energy scholarships to high school seniors within its service area. The scholarship is open to any senior attending Lexington Districts 1, 2, 3 and 5; Saluda County Schools; and private schools within those districts. 

Seven $3,000 scholarships are given by Mid-Carolina Electric to students in local school districts who are exceptional examples of "The Spirit of Cooperation", a deeply-ingrained value and driving force within the Touchstone Energy brand. Special consideration is given to students who are greatly involved in their community, participate in extracurricular activities and have a financial need.  Since 1990, over 100 scholarships have been awarded to students who fit these criteria, exhibit a positive attitude, and possess a good reputation within their respective communities.

Applications for this year's scholarships are available through March 19, 2021.  

WIRE Jenny Ballard Opportunity Scholarship 

The WIRE Opportunity Scholarship is awarded to a woman who may not have been able to attend college when she graduated from high school, but now wants to further her education. A $2,500 one-time scholarship will be presented to an electric cooperative member in South Carolina based on the applicant’s information.

Applicants for the WIRE Opportunity Scholarship must:

• Be a member of a South Carolina electric cooperative

• Have graduated from high school or earned your GED at least 10 years ago

• Obtain acceptance into an accredited South Carolina college or university. Proof of registration/enrollment may be requested

• Demonstrate financial need

Women who have previously obtained a four-year college degree are not eligible for this scholarship; however, applicants may have previously earned a two-year degree or some college credits.

Applications for 2020 are due by June 1. 


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