Time Running Out for Touchstone Scholarship Opportunity
March 27th, 2013
By Heather Vaughan
Sanford, N.C.,- March 27th, 2013- The deadline is quickly approaching for middle-school students to apply for an all-expense paid scholarship from Central Electric Membership Corporation to attend summer basketball camp at one of the state’s largest universities.
Central Electric is awarding two Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships to local students this year. One boy will be selected to attend the Roy Williams Basketball Camp June 15-19 at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and one girl will win a scholarship to attend the N.C. State Women’s Basketball Academy Aug. 1-4 at N.C. State University in Raleigh. Applications must be received or postmarked by March 30.
“These scholarships are a fantastic way for young athletes to experience life on a college campus and learn from mentors at their favorite NCAA athletic programs,” said Janet Jackson, Energy Use and Information Specialist at Central EMC. “We’re proud to continue the tradition of providing this opportunity for outstanding students to develop life skills that will help them excel on and off the court.”
At camp, students will work directly with the players and coaches to learn basketball skills and about leadership and teamwork. To apply, students must be in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade during the 2013-2014 school year. Applicants must have permission from a parent or guardian to attend the overnight camp and must provide their own transportation to and from the event if selected to attend.
Applications and more information on the scholarships can be found at www.cemcpower.com or by contacting Janet Jackson at 800-446-7752, OR Lindsey Listrom at (800) 662-8835. Applicants will be judged on academics, extra-curricular activities and an essay. Winners will be announced by May 1.
The Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships provide a one-of-a-kind educational and athletic opportunity to our state’s youth and reflect Touchstone Energy’s core values of accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community. North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives will award more than 50 sports camp scholarships to students statewide this year.