What were Piedmont Electric students up to this summer?

At Piedmont Electric, we show our commitment to our communities through a wide range of youth programs. By empowering our current and future members, we ensure a brighter future for all. Check out what our community’s future leaders were up to this summer!

Every year, local high school students have the opportunity to visit the nation’s capitol for the Rural Electric Youth Tour. While on the tour, they are able to learn more about American history, the U.S. government and electric cooperatives, all while visiting the historic sights of Washington, D.C. Rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors whose parents or grandparents receive electricity from Piedmont Electric are eligible to apply.

Every year, Piedmont Electric awards middle school students full scholarships to attend basketball camps on college campuses during the summer. Rising sixth, seventh and eighth grade students are eligible to apply. Every summer, our cooperative sends one male student to the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and one female student to the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp at NC State University in Raleigh.

High school seniors can apply for a $1,500 scholarship to help continue their education at a college or community college. We award six college scholarships each year. The full application requirements are listed on our website at www.pemc.coop/community.


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