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2018 Application process opens November 1, 2018!

Walter Harrison Scholarship - Click here to download the 2017 application

Students must apply through the EMC that provides service to their home.

The Walter Harrison Scholarship program is a statewide scholarship competition sponsored by the EMCs in Georgia. Ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2017 to apply toward educational costs at any accredited two- or four-year university, college or vocational-technical institute within the state of Georgia.

To be eligible students must:

  • Reside in the household of a SRE member or SRE employee
  • Be accepted or enrolled in an accredited undergraduate degree program
  • Complete a two-page application
  • Write a two-page autobiographical sketch referencing future plans/goals

The Walter Harrison Scholarship is awarded to students who excel in the areas of GPA, SAT scores, academic standing, scholastic honors, and who demonstrate a financial need. Entries will be reviewed by a scholarship committee made up of EMC directors and managers from across Georgia.

Read more about Walter Harrison and other participating EMCs on Georgia EMC's Website.

Southern Rivers Energy Trust Scholarship - Click here to download the 2017 application

This local scholarship opportunity is sponsored by Southern Rivers Energy and the Southern Rivers Energy Trust, Inc. Applicants will be judged blindly by a panel of educators on the quality of their essays, GPA, community and school involvement. Five scholarships worth $3000 each will be awarded in 2017.


  • Student's primary residence is within one of the following counties served by SRE: Bibb, Coweta, Crawford, Lamar, Pike, Meriwether, Monroe, Spalding and Upson.
  • Student is a high school senior (public, private or home-school) or is currently enrolled in an accredited college or technical school. Not intended for graduate school.

What to submit:

  • Four essays describing how the applicant demonstrates the core values that power Touchstone Energy Cooperatives like SRE: Commitment to Community, Accountability, Innovation and Integrity.
  • Letter of recommendation
  • School transcript
  • Letter of acceptance
  • School Photo or headshot from shoulders up with a solid background.


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