Each Year, Orange County REMC awards scholarships to local students. The scholarship program is funded by the Operation Round Up® program and is intended to recognize the academic and community achievements of outstanding young people and assist in developing their understanding of community issues. Each winning student receives a one-time $750 scholarship.
The 2018 recipients are listed below:
Dylan Johnson of Orleans High School is the son of Bryan and Suzanne Johnson. He will be majoring in agricultural business and agricultural economics at Purdue University.
Jennafer Pearson of Orleans High School is the daughter of Todd R and Joyce Pearson. She will be majoring in speech-language pathology at Indiana State University.
Hadleigh Smith of Orleans High School is the daughter of Jeremy and Liz Smith. She will be a majoring in exploratory studies at Purdue University.
Allison Lowe of Paoli High School is the daughter of Robert and Amy Lowe. She will be majoring in biology at Indiana University.
Elizabeth Stemle of Springs Valley High School is the daughter of Scott and Tiffani Stemle. She will be majoring in exercise science at Indiana University.
Evalyn Martin of West Washington High School is the daughter of Michael and LaDonna Martin. She will be majoring in architecture or landscape architecture at Purdue University.
Eligible students must plan to attend an Indiana accredited post-secondary school, and have a parent, legal guardian, or primary relative who is a member of Orange County REMC participating in Operation Round Up at the time of the scholarship application.
Operation Round Up is a voluntary program that allows REMC members to “round up” their electric bills to the next whole dollar. This added amount is collected in a trust fund, overseen by an independent board of trustees and disbursed through grants. To date more than $456,815 has been awarded in grants and scholarships through the program. Local residents can apply for the grants by filling out the appropriate paperwork. For more information, please visit www.myremc.coop. Applications for the next grant cycle are due by June 22, 2018.