Associated Electric Coop Inc. donates to Great River Promise Scholarship fund

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Jackie May, operations and management coordinator for Associated Electric Coop, Inc., recently presented Arkansas Northeastern College President Dr. Jim Shemwell with a $1,500 donation to be used toward the College's Great River Promise Scholarship endeavor.

Jackie May, operations and management coordinator for Associated Electric Coop, Inc., recently presented Arkansas Northeastern College President Dr. Jim Shemwell with a $1,500 donation to be used toward the College's Great River Promise Scholarship endeavor.

Associated Electric Coop, which operates the power plant in Dell, has been contributing toward the fund for several years showing a deep commitment to education in this region.

The GRP Scholarship provides an opportunity to every high school graduate in Mississippi County and Buffalo Island Central to receive a tuition and mandatory fees scholarship to Arkansas Northeastern College. Students must earn a high school diploma, maintain a 95 percent attendance record throughout high school and have no drug or alcohol offenses to qualify.

This scholarship promotes the idea that students should do their best, stay in school, and avoid the negative temptations sometimes facing them by awarding them the opportunity of a college education. The GRP scholarship will not be stacked and will only be awarded after all other sources of aid have been exhausted. It is designed to reach the students who "fall between the cracks" when searching for financial aid for college.

For more information about the Great River Promise and other scholarship opportunities, persons may contact Rachel Gifford at 870-838-2902.

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