Students from across Walton EMC’s 10-county service area are the beneficiaries of 2019 Walton Electric Trust Scholarships.
Over 250 students applied for the scholarship that helps fund post-secondary education at a college or vo-tech school. Applicants were evaluated on work ethic, triumph over obstacles, community service and extracurricular activities. The scholarship committee also reviewed recommendations from teachers and other adults involved in the students’ lives.
Of those, 32 students were selected to receive scholarships of $4,000. Another 28 were awarded runner-up scholarships of $1,000.
The Trust has awarded 579 scholarships since the program began in 2009. The scholarships are funded by unclaimed refunds to former Walton EMC customer-owners. After all efforts are exhausted to find the rightful owners, the money goes into an endowment provided for by Georgia law.