Academic Scholarships

Columbia REA established the academic scholarship program in 1999. This year, the Clark A. Brewington Scholarship Program, named in memory of former Columbia REA General Manager, Clark Brewington, will award three (3) academic scholarships to deserving students living within the Columbia REA service area.

The Clark A. Brewington Memorial Scholarship is in the amount of $3,000, renewable for four consecutive academic years (total value $12,000).

A volunteer committee will evaluate applicants from High Schools within the Columbia REA service area. Students are asked to submit a 350-word essay, transcripts, and letters of recommendation from school and community leaders.

Click here to apply for a 2023 Academic Scholarship


Jeff Meredith Scholarship Program

The $3,000 Columbia REA Jeff Meredith Scholarship Program is named in honor of former Columbia REA lineman Jeff Meredith. This scholarship is awarded twice a year, and is intended to assist with continuing education opportunities for qualifying persons who are enrolled or will be enrolled in a recognized Electrical Lineworker Program (ELP).

This scholarship will contribute $3,000 to the recipient’s account at school for fees and tuition expenses upon successfully enrolling at a recognized lineman’s school.

The selected recipient of the scholarship will be notified by mail and $3,000 will be paid to your school account upon confirmation of your enrollment. Applicants not selected will also be notified by mail.

Click here to apply for the 2023 Jeff Meredith Lineman Scholarship