Sumter EMC College Scholarship Opportunities

If Sumter EMC serves your primary residence, complete the Walter Harrison Scholarship Application.    

If Sumter EMC does NOT serve you, please complete the Sumter EMC Application. 

We MUST have your completed scholarship application packets NO LATER than 12:00 pm February 15, 2024.


Applications for the 2024 College Scholarships are available below. 

Sumter EMC offers scholarships worth $1,000 each to two seniors accepted at an accredited college or technical school and live in or attend a school in Marion, Schley, Sumter, Webster, Dougherty, Lee, Randolph, Terrell, Chattahoochee, and Stewart counties. 

To apply for the Sumter EMC Scholarship, please complete the application form below and submit the necessary attachments.


2024 Sumter EMC Scholarship Application

Sumter EMC enters two applications from our membership into a pool of statewide entries each year. Sixteen $1,000 scholarships are up for grabs this year for students in EMC households. High school seniors and undergraduate students attending any vocational school or two- or four-year accredited college or university in Georgia are eligible to apply. 

The scholarships are awarded based on a scored essay, academic achievement, and financial need. Georgia’s EMCs started the scholarship program to honor the late Walter Harrison. Harrison was known in Georgia and nationwide as “Mr. Rural Electrification” for his pioneering efforts in the electrical cooperative industry and his lifelong dedication to improving life in rural areas. 

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be accepted or enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at any accredited two-year or four-year university, college, or vocational-technical institute in Georgia.
  • Complete the Walter Harrison application below.
  • Write a two-page autobiographical sketch with references to plans and goals.
  • Live in a primary residence served by Sumter EMC.

Applications for the 2024 Walter Harrison Scholarship must be postmarked no later than February 15, 2024.

For more information, contact Tonya Jones at


2024 Walter Harrison Scholarship Application