Halifax EMC

Scholarships

What Are The Halifax EMC Scholarships?
  • Thomas B. Slade, III Memorial Scholarship
  • James T. Ellen Scholarship
  • Nash Community/Halifax Community College Scholarships


Slade-Ellen Scholarships
The Slade-Ellen Scholarships are (2) $375 scholarships awarded annually to high school seniors whose parents/guardians are members of Halifax Electric Membership Corporation.

Purpose
The Directors and Management of Halifax Electric Membership Corporation believe that the future of America is in the hands of today's youth. Development of tomorrow's leaders is achieved through educational opportunities today. To this end, these scholarships are provided.

Objective
To provide financial assistance that will make it possible for three well-rounded high school graduates with financial need to continue their education.

Who Is Eligible To Apply?
Current high school seniors whose parents/guardians are members of Halifax Electric Membership Corporation are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Each applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited North Carolina university or college, including junior, community, vocational, or technical colleges.

How To Apply
Students wishing to submit an application should contact their high school guidance counselor or the Enfield/Macon offices of Halifax EMC.
The Scholarship applications are also available below in Adobe Acrobat Reader format. Please choose the appropriate application to print.
Slade-Ellen Scholarship Application

Completed applications must be postmarked and/or returned to Halifax EMC by April 1.
Mail application to :

Scholarship Committee
Halifax EMC
P.O. Box 667
Enfield, NC 27823-0667


Selection Procedure
Selection is made by the Scholarship Committee of Halifax Electric Membership Corporation. Applicants must be willing to be interviewed by the committee, if necessary. Decisions made by this committee shall be final.

Selection is determined based on the following criteria:
Need for financial assistance - 40%
Scholastic Achievement - 40%
Extra-Curricular Achievement/Activities - 20%

Runner-ups will be selected, in the event the recipient forfeits rights to the scholarship.

All applicants for the Halifax EMC Scholarships shall be considered on the above criteria without regard for race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, or existence of a physical handicap.


Nash Community/Halifax Community College Scholarships
The Nash Community/Halifax Community College Scholarships are $500 scholarships awarded annually to a student enrolled at Nash Community College or Halifax Community College.

Purpose
To recognize and promote academic achievement and excellence; to provide educational training beyond the high school level; and to provide educational opportunities for retraining for better job skills.

Requirements for the Scholarships
The student must:
  • Be 18 years old or older.
  • Live in a household served by Halifax EMC.
  • Enrolled for a minimum of six semester hours.
  • Attain and maintain a minimum grade-point average 2.5 (GPA).
  • Provide two letters of recommendation recognizing the applicant's qualities of character and leadership.
  • Provide a written statement of financial need.
Selection
The recipient is selected by the College Financial Aid Committee and/or Scholarship Committee. The scholarship will not discriminate for or against any student because of age, sex, ethnic origin, race religion, or disability.

Disbursement of Funds
The funds are sent directly to the colleges and are to be used for tuition, books, or fees. The annual scholarship of $500 is awarded in increments of $250 per semester for the Fall and Spring semesters.

Applications
Applications are available at the community colleges' financial aid offices.


Other Scholarships Available
Volunteers In Action Scholarships
Volunteers In Action Youth Tour Scholarship
Youth Tour Scholarships Through North Carolina Touchstone Energy Coopertives


For more information on these scholarships, contact Julia Allsbrook at (252) 445-5113 Ext. 2034.