Hillsborough, NC (June 4, 2020) – Seven local high school students received $2,000 college scholarships from Piedmont Electric for their academic excellence and commitment to their communities.
“We are proud to award these scholarships to such exceptional students in our communities,” said Steve Hamlin, Piedmont Electric President and CEO. “As an electric cooperative, Piedmont Electric strives to do more than keep the lights on. We want to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.”
The scholarship winners are:
Benjamin Alfred Johns, Burlington Christian Academy, will be attending Duke University to study biomedical engineering with a minor in Asian and Middle Eastern studies.
Sarah Grace Chapman, Clover Garden School, will be attending North Carolina State university to study crop and soil science.
Emma Meece, Riverside High School, will be attending Campbell University to study nursing.
Hannalee Isaacs, Chapel Hill High School, will be attending the University of California Los Angeles to study political science and anthropology.
Alia Jailin Martin, Chapel Hill High School, will be attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to study biochemistry.
Rachel Lynn Morris, Cedar Ridge High School, will be attending North Carolina State University to study biomedical engineering.
Christopher Blair Lipscomb Jr., Person High School, will be attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to study English and comparative literature.
The seven recipients to receive this honor reside throughout Piedmont Electric’s six-county service area. The Piedmont Electric Helping Hand Foundation awarded a total of $14,000 in college scholarships to outstanding local high school graduates.
The foundation also awards six $1,500 scholarships to Piedmont Electric members who are attending Alamance Community College, Durham Technical Community College and Piedmont Community College. These scholarships are awarded to two students at each community college at the start of the fall semester.
Since 1997, Piedmont Electric has supported local students through their college scholarship program. Graduating high school seniors whose parents, grandparents or guardians are Piedmont Electric members are eligible to apply for a scholarship. The graduating class of 2021 can apply online at www.pemc.coop/scholarships starting Sept. 1.
Piedmont Electric is a local, member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative serving more than 32,000 electric accounts in Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Granville, Orange and Person counties. Piedmont Electric exists to serve our members and improve the quality of life in our communities through local employment, economic development, business engagement, youth education, grants to educators, advocacy for energy issues, community involvement and emergency preparedness support. Visit www.pemc.coop for more information.