Applications are now open for the Jenny Ballard Opportunity Scholarship, a one-time award available to adult female members of Little River Electric Cooperative whose pursuit of a college degree has been interrupted or delayed.
Sponsored by Women Involved in Rural Electrification (WIRE)—a service organization associated with South Carolina’s electric cooperatives—the $2,500 scholarship is based on need and personal goals. The deadline to apply is June 1.
“I know there are many among our members who are pursuing a degree after making necessary sacrifices for the sake of their family,” says LREC General Manager Jeff Lewis. “We salute them and encourage them to apply for this scholarship.”
An online application for the 2023 WIRE scholarship can be found at the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina website. Applications are also available at your local electric cooperative. The scholarship will be awarded based on the information provided in the application.
Applicants for the program must:
- be a member of Little River or another South Carolina electric cooperative;
- have graduated from high school or earned a GED at least 10 years ago;
- obtain acceptance into an accredited college or university.
- demonstrate financial need.
Recipients will receive scholarships for the fall 2023 or spring 2024 semester, with funds paid to the college or university.
How to apply
Apply online for the 2023 Jenny Ballard Opportunity Scholarship by June 1 at the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina website. Send e-mail inquiries to Peggy.Dantzler@ecsc.org.