South River Electric Membership Corporation’s Power Source volunteers awarded scholarships this year to six admirable high school seniors.
Kirsten Steininger, daughter of Robert and Cynthia Steininger of Eastover, will receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend UNC-Chapel Hill and obtain a degree in chemistry.
The following recipients received scholarships in the amount of $500: Kali Cole, granddaughter of Don and Margaret Cole of Clinton, will attend N.C. State University; Clara Schwamm, daughter of Justin Schwamm and Alice Ann Campbell of Hope Mills, will attend UNC-Chapel Hill. Collin Warren, son of Jeffery and Dana Warren of Roseboro, plans to attend N.C. State University. Blake McClure, son of Wesley and Phyllis McClure of Eastover, will attend UNC-Chapel Hill. Kaylan Sinclair, daughter of Carlton and Karen Sinclair of Clinton, plans to attend N.C. State University.
Factors considered in granting scholarships include: character, moral standards, citizenship, past and present academic performance, letters of recommendation, statements of career goals and qualifications; extra-curricular activities; and a personal interview with a three member interview panel.
The Power Source Volunteers are a volunteer committee comprised of members of South River EMC. The committee is dedicated to serving the Cooperative through community activities and goodwill. Funds for the scholarships are raised primarily through the Annual Oyster Roast and Shrimparoo held in March in cooperation with the United Way of Harnett County.
South River EMC is a locally-owned and operated electric cooperative, which provides electric service to 43,000 homes, farms and businesses in parts of Harnett, Cumberland, Sampson, Johnston and Bladen counties.