Macon Electric Foundation Awards Eight $500 Scholarships to Graduating Seniors
Macon Electric Cooperative supports continuing education through the Macon Electric Foundation scholarship program each year. Graduating high school seniors in MEC’s service area are eligible to compete for eight, $500 scholarships. Applications are available in December and are awarded in May of each year. This program awards scholarships to seniors who are planning to attend a four-year college, a junior college, a technical school, or a vocational school.
The Macon Electric Foundation scholarship program is funded by the Operation Round Up program. Operation Round Up is funded through the generosity of MEC members who voluntarily round up their electric bill to the nearest dollar each month. The funds collected are distributed to a variety of local non-profit organizations via the Foundation’s grant program, as well as to the senior scholarships. The Macon Electric Foundation board reviews and decides upon scholarship applications in April of each year. This board consists of nine volunteers spread throughout MEC’s service area.
The 2019 scholarship recipients are:
- Reka Behrman, Bucklin
- Tawna Cavender, Atlanta
- Katelyn Cupp, Marceline
- Maycee Edgar, Marceline
- Brett Reitz, North Shelby
- Kyle Viers, Atlanta
- Taya Wilcox, North Shelby
- MaKenzee Yarnell, Marceline
Macon Electric Cooperative and the Macon Electric Foundation encourage all MEC members to sign up for Operation Round Up. For more information about the program, call (660) 385-3157 or visit www.maconelectric.com.