Youth Tour – Robert D. Bennett Community Service Scholarship
Welcome to the 2017 Robert D. Bennett Community Service Scholarship Appication. The scholarship, which will be awarded to one student on the Washington Youth Tour, is worth $5,000. It is named for Robert D. Bennett, the first general manager and executive vice president of The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, Inc. Mr. Bennett, who led the state association from 1950 until his retirement in 1980, strongly believed that electric cooperatives should support their local communities—providing a better quality of life for their members. His spirit of community service is reflected in this scholarship opportunity.
The student who best exemplifies the cooperative principle of "concern for the community" will be awarded the $5,000 scholarship.
Applying for the scholarship is voluntary. Applicants will identify, plan, perform and evaluate a community service project that directly benefits their local area. Only completed projects will be considered for the scholarship.
To be considered, you must first complete this online project proposal application. The deadline to complete this form is Friday, April 21, 2017.
After submission, you will be notified if your project meets approval. For it to be approved the project must show that service, impact and leadership will take place, and how the three factors will benefit the organization or community. It must show a benefit to the organization that did not exist before the project. It must be realistic for the student to complete. The student must identify a representative from the local government entity or non-profit organization or cause to serve as the verifier and evaluator of the project.
The deadline for completion of the project is August 7, 2017.
Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives is a national network of electric cooperatives across 46 states that provides resources and leverages partnerships to help member cooperatives and their employees better engage and serve their members. By working together, Touchstone Energy cooperatives stand as a source of power and information to their 32 million member-owners every day.