Planters EMC provides two opportunities for local students


Open to high school juniors, Planters EMC is accepting applications for an all-expense-paid spot on the 2023 Washington Youth Tour. The week-long leadership trip offers participants the opportunity to experience our government and history up-close while having fun, making new friends, and gaining leadership skills.

Applicants must write a 500 to 1,000 word essay on a provided topic. Three students will be selected as delegates representing Planters EMC on the trip. Delegates will travel to Washington D.C. with more than 110 teens from Georgia. The 2023 Washington Youth Tour is scheduled for June 15-22. Delegates also receive a $1,000 scholarship for participating.

The fast-paced, high-energy program is designed to give students a taste of democracy in action, expose them to the nation’s rich history through visits to national monuments and museums and encourage students to become politically aware citizens.

Washington Youth Tour essay topic and applications can be downloaded from under Forms. All essays along with applications must be submitted to any Planters EMC office by 5 p.m. Monday, January 30, 2023.

If you are interested in experiencing this life-changing trip, contact Randy Hill or Whitney Zeagler at 478-982-4722.


A different opportunity is available for high school seniors or current college undergraduate students. Planters EMC is accepting applications for the Walter Harrison Scholarship. The scholarship program is sponsored by electric cooperatives of Georgia. The $1,000 scholarship can be applied to academic expenses at any accredited two or fouryear university, college or vocational-technical institute in Georgia.

In 2023, the Walter Harrison Scholarship will be awarded to 15 students statewide who demonstrate exceptional academic performance. Factors for consideration include grade point average, test scores, academic standing, scholastic honors and community involvement. A scholarship committee composed of EMC directors and managers judge applications and select recipients who excel in these areas and demonstrate a financial need.

Walter Harrison Scholarship applications can be downloaded from under Forms. Completed applications must be turned into any Planters EMC office by 5 p.m. Friday, February 3, 2023.

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