Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation's (MTEMC) SharingChange program will fund 10 $2,000 scholarships for students in the cooperative's service area again this year.
"We're excited about the success of this program and look forward to seeing these funds put towards such a deserving cause again this year," MTEMC SharingChange Board Chairman Doretha Wright said. "The scholarship program enhances the education outreach of our SharingChange program."
Scholarship candidates must be an MTEMC member of a child of an MTEMC member, and they must use the scholarship monies to attend a Tennessee two- or four-year accredited college or trade school.
Those interested must fill out an application and complete a one-page essay stating how the scholarship funds would benefit their personal goals. The essay should be typed and double-spaced on white paper. Essays will be judged by a group of volunteer school teachers from the MTEMC service area.
"One of the cooperative's seven principles is a commitment to education," MTEMC Community Relations Coordinator Jay Sanders said. "This is just another way we're able to contribute to our membership and assist with our education outreach."
The scholarship applicants will be judged on a points system, including a financial needs assessment, current grade-point average, involvement in community service, leadership roles and an essay score. At least one of the 10 scholarships will be awarded in each district.
The deadline to submit scholarship essays and applications is March 15. This year's scholarship winners will be announced in July. To learn more, visit www.mtemc.com.