Student Scholarship Opportunities
Blue Ridge Electric and the Charles and Lucille Suddreth Scholarship Programs
As part of our commitment to improving the quality of life for our members, each year Blue Ridge Electric awards several scholarships to local high school seniors seeking advanced learning opportunities.
This year we are offering eight non-renewable scholarships worth a total of $12,000. Blue Ridge Electric offers scholarships to seniors seeking a four-year degrees. High school seniors who are also members of Blue Ridge Electric from Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany, Avery, Alexander, and Wilkes Counties are eligible for these scholarships. Students from Caldwell County can also apply for the Charles and Lucille Suddreth Scholarship for an $800 scholarship toward a technical/vocational degree.
All scholarships are awarded based on financial need, academic performance, personal motivation, community service and interview performance. Scholarship Application Form
Teacher Scholarship Opportunities
Barbara Deverick and Price-Deverick Teacher Scholarships
Another part of Blue Ridge Electric's commitment to education is scholarships available to our local educators. Each year, we offer up to $5,000 to teachers in our service area to help earn renewal credits, complete certifications or participate in specialized workshops and training. Barbara Deverick and Price-Deverick Scholarship applications are available from your local education foundation, chamber of commerce or by contacting Grey Scheer, director of community relations.
Blue Ridge Electric College Scholarship History
The Blue Ridge Electric College Scholarships were established over fifty years ago as a memorial to two former Blue Ridge Electric board presidents - the late J.C. Goodman of West Jefferson, NC, and A.B. Hurt of Nathans Creek, NC. Both of these men were well know and respected in their native Ashe County as dedicated leaders and educators whose lives exemplified the finest qualities of constructive leadership and active concern for their fellowman.
Hundreds of high school graduates from Ashe, Alleghany, Caldwell, Watauga and Wilkes counties have benefited from college scholarships established for these cooperative leaders. Blue Ridge Electric is proud to continue to honor J.C. Goodman and A.B. Hurt while helping deserving students achieve their dream of a college education.