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Orange County REMC Awards Scholarships To Local Students
Updated May 10, 2016 3:05 PM | Filed under: Education
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(ORLEANS) - 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 2016 recipients are listed below:

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Erika Andis of Paoli Jr. /Sr. High School. Erika is the daughter of Robert and Kristy Andis.

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Isaac Brown of Springs Valley High School. Isaac is the son of Stephen and Shannon Brown.

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Linza Busick of Orleans High School. Linza is the daughter of Robert and Deetra Busick.

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Michaela Cox of West Washington High School. Michaela is the daughter of Mike and Lori Cox.

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Huntington Reynolds of Springs Valley High School. Huntington is the son of Ben and Shelly Reynolds.

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Konnor Wallace of West Washington High School. Konnor is the son of Mike and Kim Wallace.

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 the next 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 $390,109 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, visit www.myremc.coop.

Applications for the next grant cycle are due by June 24, 2016.



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