Supporting Our Youth

Here at Piedmont Electric, we’re proud to support the youth in our cooperative through our Helping Hand Foundation and Touchstone Energy. Share these community initiatives with the students in your life today!

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College Scholarships

Each year, the Helping Hand Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors in our service area who are planning to continue their education at a university, college, community college or technical school.

In 2022, we’re proud to be able to award seven $2,000 scholarships to students that are getting ready to graduate. High school seniors can apply online at pemc.coop/scholarships through March 31, 2022.

Basketball Camps

We’re thrilled to announce that basketball camp scholarships are back for the summer of 2022! Along with Touchstone Energy and other North Carolina cooperatives, we’ll be awarding two middle school students at qualifying schools with a scholarship to attend basketball camp on a college campus.

Rising 6th and 7th graders can apply for the Carolina Basketball School and Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp. Each camp gives students the chance to experience a unique athletic and educational opportunity and have fun while doing it.

Applicants are judged on their academics and extracurricular activities and they must submit an essay with their application. You can help your middle schooler apply on our website at pemc.coop/basketball through March 31, 2022.