Walter G. Harrison Scholarship

Central Georgia EMC is pleased to play a part in helping our members pursue their dream of a college education. We annually offer the prestigious Walter Harrison Scholarship, a program sponsored by the EMCs in Georgia. The $1,000 scholarship can be used to defray educational costs at any accredited two- or four-year university, college or vocational-technical institute in Georgia.

The Walter Harrison Scholarship, created in 1985 by the board of directors of the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation, is awarded to students who excel in the areas of GPA, SAT scores, academic standing, scholastic honors, and demonstrate a financial need. The award pays tribute to the late Walter Harrison, a pioneer in the rural electrification movement and a leader at the local, state and national level in the electric cooperative program. More about Mr. Harrison…

To be eligible for consideration, students must be accepted or enrolled in an accredited undergraduate degree program, complete the two-page Walter Harrison application and write a two-page autobiographical sketch with references to future plans and goals. Students that live in a primary residence serviced by Central Georgia EMC electricity are eligible.

Central Georgia  EMC will be accepting applications for the $1,000 Walter Harrison Scholarship beginning in the fall of 2016. Three entries will be forwarded from Central Georgia  EMC to the statewide competition. The statewide scholarship selection committee is comprised of EMC directors and managers from across Georgia.

Application process is closed for 2016.  Please check back in the fall of 2017 for our next opportunity.