Community & Education

5722 Eastman Street
Eastman, GA 31023

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 669
Eastman, GA 31023

(478) 374-7001


Walter Harrison Scholarship

The Walter Harrison Scholarship is a $1,000.00 scholarship available to selected college bound students, provided by member EMCs, to be used at any accredited college within the University System of Georgia.

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Are you eligible? See the criteria below:

  1. The recipient must reside in the household (primary residence) of an EMC member or EMC employee. All members and employees are eligible.
  2. The recipient must be enrolled in an accredited program, either full-time or part-time.
  3. The recipient must be an undergraduate student only.
  4. The scholarship fund will be in the form of a grant program with funds being paid to the college, university or technical institute.
  5. A person may submit an application each year, but previous winners are not eligible for a second scholarship.
  6. The scholarship fund will be $1,000 to each scholarship winner. The number of scholarships will be determined by the amount of interest earned on the fund for that year.
  7. Scholarship use must commence within one year of date of issuance and be totally utilized within two years of the date of issuance. Any unused funds shall be returned to the scholarship fund by the school.
  8. The scholarship may be used at any two-year or four-year accredited college or university in Georgia, including Technical Institutes.
  9. A combination of need and academic ability will be used in determining scholarship fund winners.
  10. Each EMC shall submit one application for each $1,000 which they have contributed to the fund to the executive committee for consideration in choosing the scholarship fund winners.
  11. An executive committee will oversee the scholarship fund. This committee will consist of the Chairman of the Board of GEMC, the Vice-Chairman of the Board of GEMC, the Chairman of the Services Committee, the Manager of Planters EMC, the Manager of Excelsior EMC, and the Chief Executive Officer of GEMC (ex officio member).
  12. Georgia Southern University will administer the scholarship fund.

For more information, please contact us.