Two local students were recently awarded Operation Roundup Scholarships from the Tri-County EMC Foundation. Asia Logan and Dylan Gattie, both from Gray, will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to go towards school expenses.
Logan will attend South University to obtain a degree in pharmacy. Gattie is attending Georgia Southern and his goal is to obtain a degree in construction engineering.
The Tri-County EMC Foundation is funded by members voluntarily rounding their electric bill to the next dollar each month. These funds go towards bettering the communities that Tri-County EMC serves through scholarships and Operation Roundup grants to local civic and non-profit groups.
In addition, three local students were awarded Tri-County EMC Cooperative Scholarship. These students will each receive a $2,000 scholarship for their school expenses. The recipients were Amber Butts of Milledgeville, Tara MacCartee of Haddock and James Mead of Eatonton. Butts will attend Clarke-Atlanta University, Mead will attend Georgia Tech and MacCartee will attend University of South Alabama. The Tri-County EMC Cooperative Scholarships are made possible by House Bill 431, which enabled unclaimed capital credits to fund local education.
For additional information on scholarship opportunities and additional youth programs, visit www.tri-countyemc.com.