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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.
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.
2014 Walter Harrison Scholarship recipient
Stephen Jenkins, graduating senior from Mountain View High School, Gwinnett County
The son of Brent and Carol of Lawrenceville, Jenkins will attend the Georgia Institute of Technology this fall and pursue a degree in electrical engineering.
He’s a member of a number of organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society and the Academic Team, among others.
Jenkins earned a long list of honors such as Salutatorian of the Class of 2014, Star Student, UGA Certificate of Merit, Eagle Scout and AP Scholar with Honor.
In addition to his academic pursuits, Jenkins has served in leadership positions within the Boy Scouts as web master where he transformed his troop’s web site from a sidelined and rarely visited site into a main resource of communication and events. He also led an Eagle Scout project in a local county park and directed 15 volunteers in more than 400 man hours to build a visitor information kiosk and two duck boxes.