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Applications available for Snapping Shoals scholarships

Photo by Howard Reed

Photo by Howard Reed

Applications are now available for the 2011 Snapping Shoals EMC J.E.

Robinson Memorial Scholarships, the All-Around Student Scholarships, the Washington Youth Tour and the Walter Harrison Scholarship.

Applications are available online at www.ssemc.com, at Snapping Shoals offices or by calling 770-385-2888.

The Snapping Shoals EMC J.E. Robinson Memorial Scholarships are currently worth $2,000 each and are awarded to 14 high school seniors.

Academic ability and financial need are the primary considerations for these scholarships.

The All-Around Student Scholarships recognize those students who go above and beyond in their extracurricular activities while still maintaining high academic standards. Snapping Shoals will award a total of six $2,000 All-Around Student scholarships.

All high school seniors living in homes served by Snapping Shoals EMC, as well as seniors at designated high schools in the area, may apply for the J.E.Robinson Memorial Scholarships and All-Around Student Scholarships.

The deadline to apply for both the J.E. Robinson Memorial Scholarship and the All-Around Student Scholarships is Feb. 11, 2011.

In addition to the J.E. Robinson Memorial Scholarships and the All-Around Student Scholarships, Snapping Shoals EMC also will award an all-expenses-paid trip to the nation's capital, plus a $500 scholarship to three high school students in the area.

The Washington Youth Tour is a fun and fast-paced opportunity to learn about America's government and history while making new friends. The three winners from SSEMC will join more than 100 other teens from across Georgia and about 1,400 other students from across the country in visiting Washington, D.C. Participants will tour historic sites, meet state and national leaders, experience government in action and take part in leadership-building activities.

To be eligible for the Washington Youth Tour, students must be a high school sophomore or junior this school year; be at least 16 years old by June 9, 2011; be available to attend the entire Youth Tour, from June 9-16, 2011; and have a parent or legal guardian's permission to participate.

Scholastic record, school activities, community service and other achievements will be considered when choosing the three Washington Youth Tour winners.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 11, 2011.

The Walter Harrison Scholarship is a statewide competition coordinated by Georgia EMC and is open to students of any age. To apply through Snapping Shoals, they must either live in the household of or be a Snapping Shoals EMC member or employee.

Walter Harrison Scholarships are each worth $1,000. Full instructions and eligibility requirements for all Snapping Shoals EMC scholarships are included with application forms.

The deadline to apply is Jan. 27, 2011.

Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corporation is a consumer-owned electric cooperative providing electric service to approximately 94,000 homes and businesses in an eight-county area. Most of the utility's service area is in Newton, Rockdale and Henry counties. Portions of DeKalb, Butts, Walton, Morgan and Jasper counties are also included.

The company's headquarters is on Brown Bridge Road in Newton County.