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Scholarship Opportunities

OREMC sponsors two scholarship programs — the Walter Harrison Scholarship and the OREMC Scholarship. Applicants for both scholarships may be either a high-school senior or an undergraduate college or vocational/technical student. Non-traditional students are also eligible to apply.

Walter Harrison Scholarship

The Walter Harrison Scholarship is funded by Georgia’s Electric Cooperatives. OREMC will submit two applications to Georgia Electric Membership Corporation to be judged along with applications received from students all across the state. Applicants for the Walter Harrison Scholarship must live in a household (primary residence) of a member or an employee of OREMC. OREMC members and employees are also eligible. Walter Harrison Scholarship winners must use the funds at a college, university, or technical school located in Georgia. The scholarships awarded are in the amount of $1000. The number of scholarships awarded each year is determined by the interest earned on the fund during the year. Ten (10) Walter Harrison Scholarships will be awarded in 2017!

OREMC Scholarship

OREMC will award ten scholarships in the amount of $1000 each. Applicants for the OREMC Scholarships must reside in one of the eight counties included in OREMC’s service area (GA counties: Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, Ware and Wayne; Florida counties: Baker and Nassau). Applicants for the OREMC Scholarship are not required to reside in a household served by OREMC. OREMC members and employees are also eligible. The OREMC Scholarship funds may be used at any accredited college, university, or technical school (not restricted to Georgia) in the U.S.
You may apply for either, or both, of the scholarships by completing the enclosed application form. Please specify in a separate note attached to the application whether you wish to be considered for both the Walter Harrison Scholarship and the OREMC Scholarship, or for only the OREMC or for only the Walter Harrison Scholarship. Although previous winners of the OREMC or the Walter Harrison Scholarship are not eligible to compete for a second scholarship from the same source, they are eligible to compete for a scholarship from the other source (e.g. previous OREMC Scholarship winners can compete for the Walter Harrison Scholarship, and previous Walter Harrison Scholarship winners can compete for an OREMC scholarship).

Washington Youth Tour

Okefenoke REMC will sponsor four young people from our service area on an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. The delegates selected to represent OREMC will be a part of the National Rural Electric Youth Tour during the week of June 8-15, 2017. If you are interested, please complete this application and on a separate sheet of paper, complete the following:

School Related Activities

List activities you have participated in and any special honors you have received during your high school attendance, such as class officer, plays, music, athletics, organizations, etc. Include number of years of participation and comments.

Extracurricular Activities

  • List activities and years of involvement in which you have participated, such as 4-H, FFA, FBLA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Community or Service clubs. Include any offices held.
  • List any public speaking experiences.
  • Explain how you have contributed, or can contribute to your community effectively. Include additional information about yourself, which may be of interest to those making the selection for this year’s Washington Youth Tour delegates.
  • In a short essay, explain why you would like to be an Okefenoke REMC representative on the Washington Youth Tour.

Georgia High School Association

Along with other cooperatives throughout the state, Okefenoke is a sponsor for the Georgia High School Association(GHSA). We support not just the athletes at major events around the state, but the coaches as well. The Georgia EMC-sponsored Coaches’ Corners provide a respite for team coaches to relax and refresh during these events.