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Carroll EMC proudly offers two post-high school scholarship programs for students within its service territory. For more information on these scholarship programs, contact Rolando Benitez at 770-830-5721 or

Walter Harrison Scholarship

The Walter Harrison scholarship is named in honor of a leader in the state and national electric cooperative movements. The Harrison Trust awards $1,000 scholarships statewide to undergraduate students enrolled in or accepted by a Georgia college, university or technical school.

Carroll EMC selects one semifinalist from its service area to compete at the state level. Judges select winners for the Walter Harrison Scholarship each year based on financial need and academic ability.

The scholarship can be used at any accredited two-or four-year university, college or vocational-technical institute in Georgia. Applicants must reside in the household of a Carroll EMC member or employee. Scholarships can be awarded to high school seniors and undergraduate students of any age.

Online applications are open through January 30. 

Lineman School Scholarship

Carroll EMC offers the Lineman School Scholarship to aspiring electrical line workers. Individuals must meet the following requirements in order to apply:

  • Graduating senior in good standing, high school graduate or GED equivalent
  • Should be a Carroll EMC Member, Member’s child living in a home served by Carroll EMC, employee, employee’s child or grandchild
  • Drug-free
  • Safe driving record
  • To be considered for the scholarship, individuals must submit a completed online application before the deadline and be available for a personal interview with a scholarship selection team.

If selected as a recipient, the scholarship award check will be payable to the chosen lineman school and should be used for tuition, textbooks and other related fees. Funds will be available up to 24 months after award date.

Online applications are open through March 8.

Lerlie & Millard Copeland Scholarship

The Lerlie and Millard Copeland Scholarship to attend the University of West Georgia is funded by the family of well-known, longtime Carroll EMC board member Millard Copeland. The memorial scholarship is awarded to a child or legal ward of a Carroll EMC Member or employee.

Selection is based first on financial need. Academic performance and promise are also major determining factors. Preference is given to an entering freshman. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at UWG.

Please fill out the general scholarship application on UWG’s Financial Aid website.

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