Scholarships

Committed to students

At Piedmont Electric Cooperative we do more than keep the lights on — we make a difference in the lives of those we serve by helping build a better community.  We show our commitment to our communities through a wide range of youth programs and giving opportunities, including scholarships.

College Scholarships for High School Seniors

The application period for our college scholarships ended March 31, 2022. The next application period will open on Sept. 1, 2022.

The Piedmont Electric Helping Hand Foundation awards seven $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors who are planning to continue their education at a college, university, community college or technical school.

Application period: Sept. 1 – March 31

Application requirements:

  1. Complete the following online form.
  2. Attach your most recent academic transcript.
  3. Attach one letter of reference from a teacher, school counselor, employer, youth leader or pastor.
  4. Attach a short personal statement video of yourself.

Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on March 31, 2023. All applications are confidential. Applications will not be considered unless all of the above required information is complete and received as specified.

Questions? Contact our community outreach team at community@pemc.coop or 800.222.3107.

Please note: You must complete this form to apply for a Piedmont Electric Cooperative Scholarship. Applicants must have a parent, grandparent or guardian who is a member in order to be eligible. Relatives of Piedmont Electric employees, Piedmont Electric directors and/or Piedmont Electric Helping Hand directors are not eligible to apply.

College Scholarship Program

Contact Information

Full name(Required)
Home address(Required)
Parent/Guardian's name(Required)

Scholastic Information

List format preferred. Word limit: 300
List format preferred. Word limit: 400
Short answer. Word Limit: 600

Student Checklist

Attach the following information in PDF format to complete your application.
Attach complete transcript of high school courses and grades in PDF format. Maximum file size is 50MB.
Accepted file types: jpg, pdf, png, gif, tiff, doc, docx, Max. file size: 50 MB.
A letter of recommendation. (The judges prefer thoughtful and original observations.) Maximum file size is 50MB.
Accepted file types: jpg, pdf, png, gif, tiff, doc, docx, Max. file size: 50 MB.
Tell us about yourself in a 45-60 second video. Maximum file size is 50MB. If you have trouble uploading your video to this form, you can upload your video to wetransfer.com and copy/paste the link in the next section. If you have any questions, please contact Rachael Benedict or Abigail Kreun at community@pemc.coop or 800.222.3107.
Accepted file types: avi, flv, wmv, mp4, mov, Max. file size: 50 MB.
If you have trouble uploading your video to this form, you can upload your video to wetransfer.com and email the link to community@pemc.coop or copy and paste the download link here.
How did you hear about this opportunity?
Please check all that apply.

Verification

I hereby certify the course and grade information provided in this application is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge. I realize that this information may be verified later by college personnel or Piedmont Electric. Payment of Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation Scholarship Award will be made directly to the recipient’s higher learning institution.
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Community College Scholarships

The Piedmont Electric Helping Hand Foundation awards six $1,500 scholarships to Piedmont Electric members who are attending Alamance Community College, Durham Technical Community College and Piedmont Community College.

Our community college scholarships are awarded to two students at each community college at the start of the fall semester. Applications for these scholarships are accepted through each community college’s general scholarship application form.

Apply through your community college’s scholarship application:

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