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January 30, 2011

Applications are being taken for a $2,500 scholarship for women awarded annually by WIRE, a community service organization affiliated with electric cooperatives in South Carolina.

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. WIRE (Women Involved in Rural Electrification) awards the scholarship based on financial need and personal goals.

Applicants must:

  • be a member of a South Carolina electric co-op
  • have graduated from high school or earned her GED at least 10 years ago
  • be accepted into an accredited S.C. college or university, and
  • demonstrate financial need.

Women who have previously obtained a four-year college degree are not eligible. Applicants may have previously earned a two-year degree or some college credits. The scholarship, which can be used for the fall 2011 or spring 2012 semesters, will be paid jointly to the winner and their college of choice.

The deadline to apply is June 1. Mail or fax the application to WIRE Scholarship Committee, Attention: Christy Overstreet, Marlboro Electric Cooperative, Inc., P.O. Box 1057, Bennettsville, SC 29512; fax (843) 479-8990.


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