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Empowering the future scholarship program

Empowering the future scholarship program

2019 Winners Announced!

EnergyUnited is pleased to announce its 2019 Empowering the Future scholarship winners: Jason Jimenez of Iredell County and Parker Shoaf of Davidson County. Both students will receive $5,000 college scholarships from EnergyUnited, which will be used to cover qualifying college-related expenses. As Empowering the Future scholarship winners, Jimenez and Shoaf were selected by a special committee comprised of EnergyUnited members in recognition of their tremendous academic successes and demonstrated commitment to improving the quality of life in their respective communities.

Jason Jimenez & Parker Shoaf

“We are honored to award these scholarships to two outstanding young men,” said Maureen Moore, communications manager. “This program does not simply demonstrate EnergyUnited’s continued commitment to the community—it goes one step further by rewarding individual students who also espouse and visibly support this core cooperative belief.”

Jimenez, a senior at South Iredell High School, and Shoaf, a senior at West Davidson High School, are both planning to study biology starting next year when they begin classes at UNC Chapel Hill. But the two have more in common than their academic interests and plans. They have also demonstrated a profound commitment to serving others by tutoring students and by volunteering at local nonprofit organizations in their communities.

2019 marked the second year in which EnergyUnited offered two $5,000 Empowering the Future scholarships. The cooperative received nearly 70 applications from students throughout its 19-county service area. All seniors who live in a residence or attend a high school served by EnergyUnited are eligible to apply each year. EnergyUnited will begin accepting 2020 Empowering the Future scholarship applications on January 1, 2020.


EnergyUnited’s Empowering the Future scholarship program rewards two $5,000 scholarships to qualified students currently enrolled in their senior year of high school who plan to attend a college, university or technical school after graduating high school.

Eligibility:

  • Students must reside in a residence that is serviced through EnergyUnited or attend a school serviced by EnergyUnited.
  • Students who attend the following schools are automatically eligible to apply. Central Davidson, Davie County, Davie County Early College, Hopewell, Ledford, North Iredell, South Davidson, West Iredell and William Amos Hough.
  • Students must complete an application with resume attached.
  • Students must submit two letters of recommendation from school staff members.
Students must write and submit responses to the two following statements.
  • In the future, our country will demand more energy as technology develops. As a young leader, please explain how technology will change the way we consume energy over the next five to 10 years.
  • Commitment to community is very important to EnergyUnited as we are a member-owned electric cooperative and believe in giving back to the communities we serve. Please describe your commitment to the community. Share how you “give back” or volunteer in your community.

 

Applications deadline this year was Friday, March 29, 2019.
Look back later this year for the opportunity to apply for 2020.