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Youth TourFor High School students

$1,000 scholarships

Each year at the end of our Annual Meeting, we award two $1,000 scholarships to  graduating high school seniors. A parent or guardian must be present at the meeting to register for the scholarships and to accept the award.

Washington Youth Tour

Once a year, Broad River Electric makes it possible for two or three high school juniors to join dozens of other South Carolina students as part of the Washington Youth Tour—a six-day, all-expenses-paid educational trip to Washington, DC. More than 1,000 high school students, all sponsored by electric cooperatives from throughout the United States, get a first-hand look at our government in action—both what it has done and what it is doing.

High school juniors who'd like to apply for the Electric Cooperative Washington Youth Tour should call toll-free (866) 687-2667 -- or 489-5737 in Cherokee County -- for more information.

For Adult students

The Jenny Ballard Scholarship for Women Returning to College
The WIRE Opportunity Scholarship is awarded to a woman who may not have been able to attend college when she graduated from high school, but now wants to further her education. A $2,500 one-time scholarship will be presented to two electric cooperative members in South Carolina based on financial need and her personal goals. Applicants for the WIRE Opportunity Scholarship must:

• Be a member of a South Carolina electric cooperative
• Have graduated from high school or earned your GED at least 10
years ago
• Obtain acceptance into an accredited South Carolina college or
• Demonstrate finandal need

Women who have previously obtained a four-year college degree are not eligible for this scholarsh ip; however. applicants may have previously eamed a two-year degree or some college credits. 

Questions about any of our high school programs? Please call or email.


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