Application Process

Jackson EMC offers the Walter Harrison Scholarship (WHS) opportunity to help area youth achieve their educational dreams.

Scholarships are based on a combination of academic ability, extracurricular activities, community involvement/work, need, autobiographical sketch and recommendations. A scholarship committee carefully reviews each application in search of the best applicants.

We are not currently accepting scholarship applications. You can find details of future application processes through your high school counselor's office, on our website at and by visiting Jackson EMC’s Facebook page when the acceptance period is open. (mid November – late January).

When applications are being accepted, who should consider applying?

  • The recipient must be enrolled in any two- or four-year accredited college or university in Georgia including vocational-tech schools, either full-time or part-time.
  • The recipient must be an undergraduate student or a high school senior who plans to or has already been accepted to college.
  • Each recipient’s primarily residence must be the household of a Jackson EMC member or employee. All Jackson EMC members and employees are also eligible.  
  • Scholarship use must commence within one year of date of issuance and be totally utilized within two years of the date of issuance. The school shall return any unused funds to the scholarship fund.
  • A combination of need, academic ability, extracurricular activities, community involvement/work, autobiographical sketch and recommendations will be used in determining scholarship fund winners.
  • Previous winners are not eligible for a second scholarship.

What is needed when we are accepting Walter Harrison Scholarship applications  

To apply, complete the application and attach: (incomplete application packets will not be considered):

  1. Acceptance letter or evidence to confirm admission to a Georgia college.
  2. High school transcript or current college/technical school (unless student graduated more than 10 years ago).
  3. Most recent S.A.T. or A.C.T. test scores (must note whether the SAT is two-or three part test). If you didn’t take the S.A.T. or A.C.T., you may submit a COMPASS/ASSET score. (provide proof)
  4. Two letters of recommendation.
  5. Two-page, typed, double-spaced autobiographical sketch with reference to future plans, goals and involvement in the community. (Do not reveal your name, school names, EMC’s name or your place of residence in the bio; must be a blind copy).

Georgia Southern University administers the scholarship fund which is awarded in the form of a grant program, with funds being paid to the college, university or vocational-tech school. Applications must be submitted yearly. The scholarship committee announces winners annually, on or before April 15, and winners are notified of results.

Scholarship winners must notify their EMC Scholarship Coordinator of their acceptance of the award, submit acceptance letter or other evidence to confirm admission (if student didn’t include final acceptance letter when application was submitted), and provide the name of the school they plan to attend by June 1, or they will forfeit any awarded scholarship.