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Applications are available for a $2,500 scholarship for women awarded annually by SC WIRE, a community service organziation affiliated with Lynches River Electric Cooperative and other co-ops in South Carolina.
The WIRE Jenny Ballard Opportunity Scholarship is awarded to a woman who may not have been able to attend college when she graduated from high school but now wants to further her education. WIRE (Women Involved in Rural Electrification) awards the scholarship based on financial need and personal goals.
Women with four-year college degrees are not eligible. Applicants may have previously earned a two-year degree or some college credits. The scholarship, which can be used for the fall 2015 or spring 2016 semesters, will be paid jointly to the winner and her college of choice.
Applications are available at the Lynches River Electric Cooperative office, online at either lynchesriver.com/Community/WIRE aor scliving.coop. The deadline to apply is June 1.