Columbia REA is built on a foundation of community support… in both directions. The communities we serve return those efforts with tremendous support of their co-op, and so it goes…for 84 years and counting. One of the programs we are most proud of is our scholarship program, which enters its 22nd year. And we are extremely pleased to share with you that the program will be expanding in 2022.
The Clark A. Brewington Memorial Scholarship Program will assist with continuing educational opportunities for qualifying member families by annually offering 3 $3,000 academic scholarships. These scholarships are allocated evenly in the amount of $3,000 per year for 4 years (up to $12,000 total) to an accredited institution and will be awarded 1 per co-op voting district, based on the residency of the member (Student).
The Columbia REA Jeff Meredith Lineman Scholarship Program will also be expanded and will offer 2 $3,000 scholarships annually to a person enrolled in or who will be enrolled in a recognized Electrical Lineworker Program (ELP). This scholarship will contribute a 1-time payment of $3,000 to the recipient’s school account for fees and tuition expenses upon successfully enrolling at a recognized lineman’s school.
The application and selection process will remain very similar as before. Applications will be evaluated by a volunteer committee of cooperative members. Application forms for 2022 are now available online on our Scholarships page.