Jackson EMC helps area youth achieve their dreams.
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.
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.
2015 Walter Harrison Scholarship recipient:
Allison Walls, graduating senior from Flowery Branch High School, Hall County
The daughter of Mark and Julie Walls of Buford, Allison will attend the University of Georgia this fall and pursue a degree in biology with plans to become a doctor.
Walls is currently ranked one of the top five students of her class and has received numerous honors, including the President’s Volunteer Service Award, Governor’s Honors Program and Georgia Merit Scholar, among others. She’s treasurer of National Honor Society, yearbook editor and co-founder of the Flowery Branch High School’s Young Republicans Club.
She’s also an alum of Youth Leadership Hall and the Washington Youth Tour, an annual leadership event for teens sponsored by the state’s electric cooperatives, including Jackson EMC. In addition, she tutors fellow math students, volunteers at Northeast Georgia Medical Center and the Hall County Library.