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TSE Scholarship

2018 Touchstone Energy Scholarship Award
Application Form

Deadline: April 6, 2018


Haywood EMC, a Touchstone Energy® Cooperative, has established scholarships to assist high school seniors in Buncombe, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Madison and Transylvania counties in NC; Rabun County, GA; and Oconee County, SC to attend a community college or university. A total of $5,000 will be awarded in one-time scholarships from a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $2,500. As a Touchstone Energy® Cooperative, Haywood EMC is committed to the communities we serve and recognizes the financial need of students wanting to attend college.

Eligibility criteria

  • Must be a graduating high school senior from an accredited private or public school

  • Must be the child, grandchild, or legal step-child of an active Haywood EMC member living in the cooperative’s service territory

  • Community involvement and extra-curricular activities preferred

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 required; additional academic achievement awards preferred

  • Must include SAT scores – highest verbal, math and writing

  • Must provide a 300 to 500 word essay on what Touchstone Energy® is and its relationship with Haywood EMC

  • Must be accepted in to an accredited university and be enrolled in an Electrical Engineering or business affiliated major, such as Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing, Human Resources, Management, etc.

  • Cannot be the child, grandchild, or legal step-child of an HEMC employee or board member

Please complete application online below or download the application here: PDF Application Download

Note: if you submit an application online, please call Mitch Bearden at 828-452-2281 to verify it was received. If you download and fill out the PDF application, please email it to

Student Information
Family Information
School Activities
Please list extracurricular activities in which you have participated during the past four years. (Include clubs, school sports, student government, fine arts, other honors/awards, etc.)
Community & Personal Activities
Please list community, religious and personal activities in which you have participated during the past 4 years. (Include volunteer work, youth programs, athletic programs, music, dance, scouting, 4-H and hobbies to which you have devoted time).
Work Experience
Please list any work experience (including self-employment) you have had during the past 4 years. (Include employment during the school year and summer months). Please list your most recent work experience first.
College Information
Please list college you plan to attend and total annual cost.
If you have more than one college, please list all options.
Please list any scholarships or loan assistance you have received and amount.
Essay Question
In the space below please type a 300 to 500 word essay on what Touchstone Energy is and its relationship with Haywood EMC.
Thank you for application!
You may also have your guidance counselor mail these in to: Haywood EMC, attention: Brooklyn Jamison, 376 Grindstone Road, Waynesville, NC 28785
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