FLORENCE – Pee Dee Electric Cooperative has established a full-fee, four-year scholarship at Francis Marion University.
The Pee Dee Electric Cooperative/R. Sidney Kelley Scholarship honors Kelley, who served as a trustee of Pee Dee Electric for 26 years.
Like other Pee Dee Electric scholarships at Francis Marion, the Kelley scholarship is awarded to a dependent child living in the home of a Pee Dee Electric Cooperative member-owner, where electricity in that home is provided by Pee Dee Electric, or to a dependent child living in the home of a full-time Pee Dee Electric Cooperative employee.
The recipient must have an SAT score of 1100 or higher and demonstrate financial need. The award will be made to an incoming freshman and is renewable for up to four years if the recipient continues to meet eligibility requirements and maintains a minimum 3.0 grade-point average. The full scholarship is currently worth $14,400.
The Kelley scholarship continues a long-standing relationship between the cooperative and Francis Marion. In February, Pee Dee Electric established a similar full-fee, four-year scholarship at FMU in honor of Thomas B. Cunningham, who was a Pee Dee Electric trustee for 32 years.
The company also funds the Pee Dee Electric Cooperative Scholars Program, established in October 1997, which gives financial assistance to FMU students who are children of member-owners and employees. Full-fee scholarships are awarded to students who meet the eligibility requirements and academic criteria and are renewable for up to four years.
Pee Dee Electric Cooperative has electrical service in Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion and Lee counties.
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