College Scholarship Winners Announced
Date: 09/15/2016 | Category: News
Seventeen local students are the inaugural recipients of the Flint Energies Foundation College Scholarship. The following winners will each receive a $2,500 scholarship towards their college education for the 2016-2017 academic year:
Abigail Lord / Byron, Georgia / Middle Georgia State University
Adit Vaidya / Warner Robins, Georgia / Middle Georgia State University
Lucy Chen / Warner Robins, Georgia / University of Georgia
Kelsey Tavalero / Kathleen, Georgia / University of Georgia
Jessica Tallant / Macon, Georgia / University of Georgia
Madison Tinsley / Warner Robins, Georgia / Mercer University
Jillian Pritchett / Warner Robins, Georgia / Wesleyan College
Sarah Currier / Byron, Georgia / Georgia Institute of Technology
Tanner Jones / Perry, Georgia / Georgia Institute of Technology
Jazmin Carswell / Macon, Georgia / University of Georgia
Katherine Cart / Warner Robins, Georgia / Middle Georgia State University
Tabitha Lamberth / Perry, Georgia / Columbus State University
Steven Smith / Butler, Georgia / Georgia Southern University
Levi Smith / Warner Robins, Georgia / Kennesaw State University
Rachel Hastings / Byron, Georgia / Middle Georgia State University
Jacob Vagott / Centerville, Georgia / Georgia Institute of Technology
Kiana Drummond / Bonaire, Georgia / University of Florida
Flint Energies, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, is committed to providing service to its members with accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community. Scholarship applicants were required to complete an application which included four short essays, explaining how they demonstrate these core values in their lives. A panel of retired educators judged these essays blindly, and those scores – coupled with the students’ grade-point averages and financial need – determined the winners. The Flint Energies Foundation Scholarship is limited to students whose primary residence is within one of the 17 counties served by Flint Energies: Bibb, Chattahoochee, Crawford, Dooly, Harris, Houston, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Muscogee, Peach, Schley, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Twiggs and Upson.
“We’re delighted to assist these accomplished students achieve their dream of a college education. This is the first time we have been able to award scholarships and we are looking forward to assisting many more students for years to come,” says Marian McLemore, Manager of Public Relations at Flint Energies.
More than $80,000 in scholarships was awarded by Flint Energies and the Flint Energies Foundation this spring. Four scholarships, worth $1,000 each, were awarded to students pursuing a technical college degree. Seventeen scholarships, worth $2,500 each, were awarded to students pursuing a degree at a four-year college or university. In addition, 100 scholarships, worth $160 each, were awarded to students pursuing a general equivalency diploma (GED).
The applications for the 2017 scholarship program will be posted on the cooperative’s website in December 2016. The next round of scholarships will be awarded in May 2017.