Walter Harrison Scholarship

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Walter Harrison Scholarship

The Harrison scholarship is named in honor of a leader in the state and national electric cooperative movements. The Harrison Trust awards several $1,000 scholarships statewide to high school seniors and undergraduate students of any age attending a vocational school or two-or-four year accredited college or university in the state of Georgia.

Since 1987, $191,000 in scholarships have been awarded to 202 recipients. The scholarships are made possible in part by the continued fundraising success of the Walter Harrison Scholarship Auction, as well as memorial and honorarium donations.

Judges select winners for the Harrison Scholarship each year based on a combination of need, academic ability, extracurricular activities, involvement, autobiographical sketch and recommendations. 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.

2017 Walter Harrison Scholarship recipient:

Elaina Landrum, a senior at Lumpkin County High School, is the daughter of Don and Kate Landrum of Gainesville, GA.  Elaina plans to attend Georgia Tech in the fall of 2017 to study Environmental Engineering.  Elaina was a freshman and sophomore class officer, a two-term Drum Major of the Band of Gold.  Currently, she holds leadership positions in the National Honor Society and Tri-M, a music honor society. She has earned AP Scholar with Distinction status and National Merit Commended Scholar recognition, and she was honored with the system award for STAR Student. Elaina is a Governor’s Honors Program alum, where she majored in communicative arts.  A district honor band clarinetist, Elaina performs with First Baptist Church-Gainesville’s Exaltation! Orchestra. Additionally, she is a service mentor with the middle school band. She served as a Peer Mentor for three years, adopting freshmen and guiding their transition toward success in high school and life.

On behalf of everyone here at Jackson EMC, congratulations Elaina!