10 Jun First Electric Cooperative presents five scholarships
First Electric Cooperative will award a $2,000 college scholarship to a recent high school graduate in each of the cooperative’s five districts.
Scholarship recipients for 2018 include:
- Jax Belin of Hot Springs Village (Jessieville High School)
- Riley Cornett of Locust Grove (Concord High School)
- Ann Marie Covington of Ward (Beebe High School)
- Hunter Lawrence of Perryville (Perryville High School)
- Carly Watkins of DeWitt (DeWitt High School)
Scholarships are funded by the co-op’s Operation Round-Up program. First Electric members who participate in Operation Round-Up volunteer to have their monthly electric bill rounded up to the next even dollar amount. That money is held in a trust and given as scholarships to high school seniors and as donations to local nonprofit organizations. Members may enroll in Operation Round-Up by visiting firstelectric.coop or by calling 800.489.7405.
First Electric Cooperative serves more than 93,000 active accounts throughout 18 counties in central and southeast Arkansas. The cooperative’s headquarters is located in Jacksonville with full-service offices in Bryant, Heber Springs, Perryville and Stuttgart. For more information, call 800.489.7405 or visit firstelectric.coop or facebook.com/FirstElectric.