Showing our community some love

showing community program love

Love is in the air… and here at Piedmont Electric, that means we’re spreading some extra love to our community by reminding you about some of our favorite community programs.

Community programs for our youth

We know that Piedmont Electric kids are the future and we understand the importance of investing in them!

Every summer, we select two middle school students – one girl and one boy – to receive a scholarship to attend basketball camp on college campuses. The boys’ basketball camp is held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the girls’ camp is held at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

Rising sixth, seventh and eighth graders whose parents or guardians are Piedmont Electric members can apply for the basketball camp scholarship on our website by visiting pemc.coop/basketball.

Student who won a scholarship standing in front of the Piedmont Electric logo.

Similarly, every year we award college scholarships to high school seniors who plan to continue their education at a college, university, community college or technical school. This year, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be awarding seven, $2,000 scholarships!

Eligible students can submit their scholarship applications at pemc.coop/scholarships. As a reminder, the deadline for both the basketball and college scholarships is March 31, 2020.

Community programs for those in need

The scholarship programs mentioned above are funded by our Helping Hand Foundation, which was created to help provide aid for members in need and to support our other community programs like Bright Ideas education grants, Youth Tour and more.

Bright Ideas education grant winner from 2018. Woman holding a sign and flowers.Generous members like you help fund our Helping Hand Foundation by participating in our voluntary round-up program in which you allow your bill to be rounded up to the nearest dollar each month. As a result, we can support our community and offer new opportunities to members in need.

Thank you for lending a helping hand and spreading the love throughout our community. We couldn’t do it without you!

Learn more about our community outreach efforts at pemc.coop/community.