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. The scholarship is also made available to any in-state student whose primary residence receives electricity from Mid-Carolina Electric.
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 need, extracurricular activities, community involvement, recommendations and the students’ personal achievements. 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 2020 will be available on January 1.
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 are no longer available for the 2019 scholarship. Check back in early 2020 for another opportunity to apply.