The responsibility for education and youth development should be shared by the community. Broad River Electric recognizes this fact, and actively works to help cultivate our future leaders.
Experience Washington, D.C., with 1,500 high school juniors from across South Carolina and the country, meeting lawmakers and touring all the sights. Broad River Electric will cover your round-trip plane ticket, tours, and meals. In other words, it's all free!
The 2023 Youth Tour application deadline was February 28, 2023.
Cooperative Youth Summit
Experience South Carolina's capital like never before. Tour the Statehouse, meet lawmakers and see how co-ops are preparing for our state's energy future. Plus, there's plenty of fun with visits to popular Columbia attractions. Broad River Electric covers all of your expenses.
The 2023 Youth Summit application deadline was February 28, 2023.
Robert Bennett Scholarship
The William Bennett Scholarship is awarded to one student attending the Washington Youth Tour. The student who best exemplifies the cooperative principle of "concern for the community" will be awarded the $5,000 scholarship.
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.
Apply for the WIRE Scholarship
The deadline to apply is June 1, 2023.