Together, we operate the largest electric distribution system in the state. More than 1.5 million South Carolinians in all 46 counties use electricity from electric cooperatives. 

Electric Co-ops in South Carolina

Programs

Co-op Scholarship Opportunities

R.D. Bennett Scholarship and the Electric Cooperative Washington Youth Tour

Electric cooperatives sponsor the $5,000 R.D. Bennett Scholarship, awarded each summer to a rising high school senior participating in the Washington Youth Tour.

The one-time scholarship is awarded based on the performance and successful completion of a community service project in the student's local area.  A panel of independent judges selects the winner.

For Washington Youth Tour information, please contact your electric cooperative. The selection process begins in late fall.

WIRE Jenny Ballard Opportunity Scholarship for Women Returning to College

The WIRE Opportunity Scholarship is awarded to a woman who may not have been able to attend college when she graduated from high school, but now wants to further her education. The $2,500 one-time scholarship will be presented to an electric cooperative member in South Carolina based on financial need and her personal goals.

Applicants for the WIRE Opportunity Scholarship must:
  • Be a member/customer of a South Carolina electric cooperative
  • Have graduated from high school or earned your GED at least 10 years ago
  • Obtain acceptance into an accredited South Carolina college or university
  • Demonstrate financial need
Women who have previously obtained a four-year college degree are not eligible for this scholarship; however, applicants may have previously earned a two-year degree or some college credits.

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