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Vernon Emery Memorial Lineman Scholarship - $1000

  • Southeast Electric Cooperative, Inc. periodically awards a $1,000.00 scholarship to a deserving person planning to enroll in a Power Line Construction and Maintenance curriculum at an accredited Tech School.  $500.00 has been added by the family of Vernon Emery for a scholarship totaling $1500.00. 
  • Applicant must reside within the co-ops service territory.
  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or have graduated from high school and planning to attend an accredited Tech School to pursue a career in Power Line Construction and Maintenance.
  • Applicant must submit a completed scholarship application, personal statement, and a list of school and community activities.
  • Applications will be reviewed on May 1st, August 1st and December 1st.  


Scholarships not claimed within a year of award will be forfeited.

Vernon Emery Memorial Lineman Scholarship Application

Southeast Electric Scholarship - $1000 - APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED

Southeast Electric Cooperative Inc. will award one scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a deserving student pursuing post high school education.  We will select a primary and alternate recipient.



  • Applicant or parents/guardian must be a member of Southeast Electric Cooperative, Inc.  Students whose parents are part of a corporation that is a member of Southeast Electric may also apply.

  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior planning to attend a full-time college or Vo-Tech or currently enrolled full-time at a college, or Vo-Tech school.

  • Applicant must submit a completed scholarship application packet AND essay to the office of Southeast Electric before JANUARY 24, 2020.  The essay should be no longer than two pages on the following: What does it mean to be a good student on a team, in the classroom, and in the community?

  • Selection of the Scholarship primary and alternate recipient will be made by a scholarship committee consisting of at least three members of the Board of Trustees of Southeast Electric and will be based on the essay, academics, and school and community activities.

  • Upon proof of enrollment in the college or vocational school, scholarship monies will be sent to the student.

  • Scholarships not claimed by DECEMBER 31, 2020 will be forfeited.

Download the Essay Scholarship Rules & Guidelines and Checklist

Download the Essay Scholarship Application

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