30 May Nine seniors to receive First Electric scholarships
Jacksonville — First Electric Cooperative will award a $2,000 college scholarship to nine recent high school graduates living in the cooperative’s five districts.
Scholarship recipients for 2021 include:
• Tuesday Melton of Bauxite; Benton High School
• Julio Acosta of Bauxite; Bauxite High School
• Diego Rubio of Heber Springs; Heber Springs High School
• Abigail West of Ida; Concord High School
• Lee Glover-Langdon of Lonoke; Lonoke High School
• Eliza Smith of Austin; Cabot High School
• Aleigha Smith of Searcy; Searcy High School
• Avery Mahan of Houston; Bigelow High School
• Jessalyn Ahrens 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.