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Since the beginning of COVID-19, Blue Ridge Energy has worked to assist our members during this difficult time. With the expiration of Gov. Cooper's Executive Orders 124 and 142, Blue Ridge remains committed in our efforts by continuing to suspend disconnects and waiving penalty and late fees for electric members until October. However, we encourage everyone with a past due balance (including Flexpay members) to call us by August 31 at 1-800-451-5474 to set up a special payment plan or ask us about crisis assistance from the In This Together Relief Fund.
Caldwell Students Awarded Scholarships from Blue Ridge Electric
Four students from Caldwell County were selected to receive college scholarships from Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation.
Each year, the cooperative provides scholarships totaling up to $17,500 to students across its service area seeking to further their academic goals. The scholarships range from $400 to $2,000 for students seeking four-year degrees or students or adults seeking two-year degrees in vocational training.
Out of 50 applicants from Blue Ridge Electric’s service areas of Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany and Wilkes counties, four students from Caldwell County were selected to receive college scholarships.
Jordan Dotson, son of John and Marjorie Dotson, received a $500 scholarship to attend Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute. Molly Macchia, daughter of Morris and Angie Macchia, received a $500 scholarship to attend Lenoir Rhyne University. Brandon Dupell, son of Douglas and Lisa Dupell received a $1,000 scholarship to attend Lenoir Rhyne University. Leah Dunn, daughter of Tim and Paula Dunn, received a $1,500 scholarship to attend UNC Charlotte.
Students were selected based on a number of factors including academic performance, community service and personal interviews.
This year marks the 57th year Blue Ridge Electric has awarded college scholarships. To date, 453 area students and citizens have received $414,000 to help them attend the college of their choice.
For more information about the scholarship program, visit our website, BlueRidgeEMC.com, and click on “Community” tab or contact Grey Scheer, director of community relations, at 759-8994 or email@example.com.
Blue Ridge Electric is a member-owned electric cooperative utility serving some 74,000 members in Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany, Wilkes, Avery and Alexander counties. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.