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Scholarships

Lumbee River EMC established a scholarship program more than 30 years ago out of desire to help students who otherwise might not have the opportunity to continue their education. Since the program began, Lumbee River EMC has provided educational funds for students attending North Carolina State University, The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, East Carolina University, NC A&T, Wingate, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and many more.

As part of Lumbee River EMC’s commitment to our community, we are pleased to offer six scholarships to area students.

"Lucy Smith Scholarship"Open to any high school senior attending an accredited four-year college or university in the fall. This scholarship is valued at $8,000.

"John S. O’Briant Scholarship"Open to any high school senior attending an accredited four-year college or university in the fall. This scholarship is valued at $8,000.

"Thomas Wade Bethea Scholarship"Open to any high school senior attending an accredited four-year college or university in the fall. This scholarship is valued at $8,000.

"Elias Rogers Scholarship"Open to any high school senior attending an accredited four-year college or university in the fall. This scholarship is valued at $8,000.

"J.W. Hunt Scholarship"Open to any high school senior attending an accredited four-year college or university with preferential considerations given to those students pursuing an agri-business curriculum. Interested students must complete the Agri-Business Scholarship Supplement Form. This scholarship is valued at $8,000.

"J. McN. Gillis Scholarship"Open to any high school senior or non-traditional student planning to attend a two-year college or technical school. This scholarship is valued at $2,000.

Rules

  • Eligibility: Entrants must be a member or the child/legal ward of a Lumbee River EMC member or live on our lines. Therefore, if your parents are Lumbee River EMC members (the account must be in their name), regardless of residency, you are eligible.
  • Applications will be available the first business day of January each year.
  • All applications must be returned or postmarked by the first Monday in March of each year. It must be signed in all locations as indicated.
  • The scholarship must be used for educational costs, and the student must enter college in the fall of the school year for which the scholarship is given. Checks will be made payable to the school by Lumbee River EMC.

Applying

The 2017 application deadline is Friday, March 3, 2017.  Please click on the link(s) below for scholarship applications.

2017 Scholarship Application (High School Seniors)

2017 Agricultural Scholarship Supplement 
(to be completed by students applying for the agri-business scholarship)

2017 Scholarship Application (Non-Traditional Students)

Submit Complete Applications and Supplement Data to the Following:

Mail to:
Youth Programs
Lumbee River EMC
PO Box 830
Red Springs, NC 28377-0830

Email to:
april.thompson@lumbeeriver.com

More Information

To view Lumbee River EMC's Scholarship brochure, please click the image below for either High School Seniors or Non-Traditional Student.

High School Seniors Non-Traditional Students

You may also download a pdf copy by clicking the following links:

Scholarship Brochure (High School Seniors) - Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation

Scholarship Brochure (Non-Traditional Student) - Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation

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