FAQs

How do I apply for Jackson EMC's Scholarships?

You may apply for the Walter Harrison Scholarship (WHS) by application, which can be found on Jackson EMC's website at www.jacksonemc.com/scholarships, or you may contact the guidance counselor at your high school or the financial aid office at your college or technical school. Applications are usually accepted from November to January.

Does an applicant have to be a customer/member of Jackson EMC?

Yes, applicants' primary address must be the household of a customer/member of Jackson EMC or a Jackson EMC employee. All Jackson EMC employees, who are also members, are eligible.

What is Jackson EMC's deadline for WHS?

Completed application packets must be received by 5:00 p.m. on January 24, 2020.

What scholarships are available through Jackson EMC?

The Walter Harrison Scholarship (WHS) is awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in or who plan to attend college, university or technical college in the state of Georgia.

May I be considered and awarded the scholarship for multiple years?

Students may submit an application each year; however, previous winners are not eligible for a second scholarship

I work – can I apply for a scholarship if I’m a part-time student?

Yes, applicants may be part-time students, as long as they are enrolled in an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school.

Where do I send application packets?

Application packets should be mailed to: Jackson EMC Scholarships, P.O. Box 38, Jefferson, GA 30549

What if I haven’t received my acceptance letter from a college, university or vocational/technical school?

If an acceptance letter isn't available by the time the application packets are due, please note this on your application. If awarded a scholarship, the applicant must show proof of acceptance before grants are issued.

What colleges, universities and technical colleges can an applicant attend in order to qualify for a scholarship from JEMC?

The Walter Harrison Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in, or who plan to attend, a college, university or technical school in the state of Georgia.

What happens if I receive a Walter Harrison Scholarship then decide to go to a school outside the state of Georgia?

The Walter Harrison Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in, or who plan to attend, college, university or technical school in the state of Georgia.

Therefore, if you attend a college outside the state of Georgia, you will forfeit the scholarship.

What is the amount of the scholarship and how many are awarded annually?

The Scholarship fund will provide $1,000 for each scholarship winner's educational expenses. The number of scholarships will depend on the fund earnings.

If awarded a scholarship, will funds come to me to be used at my discretion?

The Scholarship fund is a grant program with funds paid directly to the college, university, or technical school you are attending.

What can the funds be used for?

Funds may be used for any educational expenses billed to the student by the college, such as tuition, books, school supplies, room & board, meal plans and mandatory fees.

Final decisions and/or extenuating circumstances are up to the discretion of Georgia EMC and its committee.

What happens if I can't begin using my WHS Scholarship in the first year, and how long do I have to use the funds?

Scholarship use must commence within one year of date of issuance and be totally utilized within two years of the date of issuance. The school shall return any unused funds to the scholarship fund.

Final decisions and/or extenuating circumstances are up to the discretion of Georgia EMC and its education committee.

When are the winners announced?

Winners will be announced on or before April 1 annually, and winners are notified of results.

What situations might cause me to lose the awarded scholarship or portions of it?

If you receive a scholarship, it can be revoked totally or in part for a number of reasons. Some stipulations include:

  • Students should maintain the same level of academic performance as indicated when awarded the scholarship, such as GPA.
  • Students must remain in good standing with the college or may risk scholarship monies being denied.
  • Final decisions and/or extenuating circumstances are up to the discretion of Jackson EMC and its education committee.

If I have additional questions who can I email?

Contact Karen D. Ewing, CMP at kewing@jacksonemc.com