As part of our commitment to the communities in which we serve, Pee Dee Electric offers several youth focused programs intended to provide young people with opportunities in education, leadership and athletic participation.
Awareness Committee Scholarships
College scholarships are offered through the Pee Dee Electric Awareness Committee. These scholarships are awarded to students who both live in the Pee Dee Electric service area and are served by Pee Dee Electric. Eligibility requirements are as follows:
- Applicants must be a high school senior whose residence receives electric service from Pee Dee Electric
- A recommendation letter from a high school principal, guidance counselor, or teacher must accompany the application
- Student must have a maintained cumulative average of "B" or higher throughout grades 9 - 12.
- All applications must be received no later than March 31st of each calendar year
- Applications must include the most recent Standard Aptitude Test (SAT) scores
- Applicant must attend either a two year or four year accredited college or university
For more information regarding the Awareness Committee Scholarship, please contact Betty Knight, at 704-694-7602. Dowload the Awareness Scholarship Application and the Awareness Scholarship Information Sheet.
Washington Youth Tour - Our Government in Action
Every June, as many as 1,500 high school students from across the country spend a week in the nation's capital as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. Participating in the Youth Tour is an awesome way to learn about this great nation, develop leadership skills, gain a better understanding of electric cooperatives, and make friendships that will last beyond the week!
Applications for the Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. are accepted between November - January each calendar year. All area high schools students that are rising juniors and seniors and whose home is served by Pee Dee Electric are eligible to compete for an all-expense paid trip to the nation's capital. One students from within Pee Dee Electric's service area will be selected to attend the tour. Youth Tour applications are available in the guidance office of all area local high schools, or can be downloaded here. In addition to the application, a short essay on a specified topic is required. All applications must be postmarked no later than January 6th, 2017 and mailed to: Pee Dee Electric, Attn: Youth Tour, 575 US Hwy 52 South, Wadesboro, NC 28170.
Sports Camp Scholarships
North Carolina's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives and Pee Dee Electric offer students the opportunity to attend one of two renowned NC basketball camps; the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp at UNC-Chapel Hill and the Wolfpack Women's Basketball Camp at NCSU in Raleigh, NC. The Roy Williams UNC Basketball Camp is offered to males, grades 6 -8 and the Wolfpack Women's NCSU Basktball Camp is offered to females, grades 6-8. Students of members who receive power from Pee Dee Electric and will be in grades 6th, 7th, 8th are eligible to apply beginning January 2nd. Touchstone Energy Sports Camp scholarship applications and more information can be found by visiting www.ncemcs.com/community/sportscamps.htm or by contacting Pee Dee Electric @ 704-694-7608.