Full instructions and eligibility requirements for all scholarships are included with each application form. For more information about scholarships, please call 770-385-2741.
The Snapping Shoals EMC Scholarships were created in 1993 to recognize the achievements of outstanding high school students throughout our area. In 2004, we renamed them the Snapping Shoals EMC J.E. Robinson Memorial Scholarships in memory of our former manager, president and CEO J.E. "Ed" Robinson, who was at the helm of Snapping Shoals from 1953 to 1995.
Academic ability, financial need and other factors, such as school and community activities, are considered in the selection of the scholarship recipients. The Snapping Shoals EMC J.E. Robinson Memorial Scholarships are currently worth $2,500 each, and we typically award a total of 14 each spring.
Any high school senior whose primary residence is served by Snapping Shoals EMC, or whose high school is served by SSEMC, may apply.
These scholarships are aimed at recognizing those students who go above and beyond in their extracurricular activities and are are named in honor of our former CEO, Bradley K. Thomas, who stressed the importance of community involvement. Involvement in school and community activities is the primary consideration for these scholarships. Academic ability and financial need are also factors in the selection of the scholarship recipients. We typically award eight $2,500 Bradley K. Thomas scholarships each year.
Snapping Shoals EMC awards an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., plus a $500 college scholarship, to three high school sophomores or juniors in our area each year.
The three winners from Snapping Shoals EMC will join more than 100 other participants from across Georgia and about 1,400 other students from across the county in visiting our nation's capital. Participants visit historic sites, meet state and national leaders, experience government in action and take part in leadership-building activities.
Winners are chosen based on scholastic record, school activities, community service and other achievements. SSEMC Youth Tour Scholarships are awarded when participants begin college.
Watch the video below for more information about the Washington Youth Tour.
In addition to awarding our own scholarships, Snapping Shoals also participates in Georgia EMC's Walter Harrison Scholarship program. This is a statewide competition among high school seniors and college students of any age representing EMCs across Georgia. To apply for the Walter Harrison Scholarship through Snapping Shoals, you must reside in the household of, or be, a Snapping Shoals EMC consumer-member (electric customer) or employee.
The selection of the Walter Harrison Scholarship recipients is based primarily on academic achievement and financial need. The scholarships may be used for undergraduate studies at any two-year or four-year college or university in Georgia, including vocational and technical schools.
SSEMC offers two $3,500 scholarships for those interested in attending lineman school. The funds may be used for any Lineman School program in Georgia and the student must initiate their school registration within one year of award and must complete schooling within two years of award. The school shall return any unused funds to Snapping Shoals EMC to be used for future scholarship recipients.