Co-op Awards $10,000 to Local High School Seniors
Supply, N.C., May 2, 2019 – Each year Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) awards two $5,000 scholarships to graduating seniors; one from Brunswick County and one from the Columbus County area. Recipients for 2019 are Luke A. Conner from North Brunswick High School, son of Kevin and Andrea Conner of Leland, and Elizabeth G. Blosser from South Columbus High School, daughter of John and Sherry Blosser of Nakina.
This popular scholarship program garnered 37 qualified applicants from all area high schools. Luke and Elizabeth were selected based on a combination of academic achievement, participation in community and school activities, SAT scores, letters of reference and a 1,500-word essay on the topic of cooperation among cooperatives.
Josh Winslow, CEO and General Manager of Brunswick Electric, said, “While we recognize the importance of supporting education at all levels, BEMC’s Scholarship Highway program helps young people like Luke and Elizabeth successfully pursue their higher education goals. Now in its eleventh year, we have a growing group of scholarship winners who are achieving great things during their college careers and beyond.”
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BEMC is a locally owned and operated not-for-profit corporation. It is the second largest electric cooperative in North Carolina serving more than 96,000 member locations in Brunswick, Columbus, and parts of Bladen and Robeson counties. BEMC has a long-standing commitment to the communities it serves, providing support for a wide variety of activities that contribute to the quality of life for all citizens.