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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, $202,500 in scholarships have been awarded to 213 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.
Applications are now closed.
2018 Walter Harrison Scholarship recipients:
Megan Freeman, a senior at Chestatee High School in Hall County, is the daughter of Jonathan and Maria Freeman of Gainesville. She is a 2016 Governor’s Honors participant in communicative arts, the 2016 Georgia High School Association State Literary Argumentative Writing Champion, and an AP Scholar with Distinction. At Chestatee High School she serves as historian for the National Honor Society, vice president and editor of the Key Club, and secretary for FBLA. She is a graduate of the Youth Leadership Hall program. Currently, she volunteers as a counselor-in-training at Elachee Nature Science Center, and works as a law intern with the Gainesville-based law firm Coleman, Chambers and Rogers.
Trevor Thomas, a senior at Banks County High School, is the son of Tiffani Thomas of Homer. He is president of the Beta Club at Banks County High School and is an active participant in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Leadership Council and the yearbook staff. He is a scholar athlete, earning a Georgia certificate of merit while playing varsity football and golf for three years. Also, he received the captain’s award in varsity football. Thomas volunteers for the Good News at Noon program and shelter in Gainesville, as well as the Get Real Ministries food box program.