Scholarship Programs

WIRE offers $2,500 scholarship for women

Applications are being taken for a $2,500 scholarship for women awarded annually by WIRE, a community service organization affiliated with electric co-ops in South Carolina, including Marlboro Electric Cooperative.

The WIRE Jenny Ballard Opportunity Scholarship is awarded to a woman who may not have been able to attend college when she graduated from high school but now wants to further her education. WIRE (Women Involved in Rural Electrification) awards the scholarship based on financial need and personal goals.

Applicants must:

• be a member of a South Carolina electric co-op

• have graduated from high school or earned her GED at least 10 years ago

• be accepted into an accredited S.C. college or university, and

• demonstrate financial need and personal goals.

Women who have previously obtained a four-year college degree are not eligible. Applicants may have previously earned a two-year degree or some college credits. The scholarship, which can be used for the fall 2015 or spring 2016 semesters, will be paid jointly to the winner and her college of choice.

Applications are available at Marlboro Electric Cooperative. The deadline to apply is June 2. Mail or fax the application to WIRE Scholarship Committee, Attention: Matt Haynie, Marlboro Electric Cooperative, Inc., P.O. Box 1057, Bennettsville, SC  29512; fax (843) 479-8990.