Madison Seagraves of Lithia Springs, a student at Landmark Christian School; Ashlyn Mahar of Douglasville, a student at the University of Georgia; Delphina Djeumeni of Douglasville, a student at Spelman University; Nathanael Martin of Lithia Springs, a student at Lee University; and Anastasia Dunn of Winston, a student at Maryville College were awarded the GreyStone Power Foundation, Inc. scholarships announced in July by the Foundation board.
The scholarships are given based on academic performance as well as school and community activities and are made possible by GreyStone members who agree to round up their electric bills to the next dollar. The cost per month to assist worthy students like these, as well as charitable organizations throughout the service area, cost members no more than .99 cents per month. “We are so grateful to our 27,000 members who contribute to Operation Round Up, the Foundation’s fundraising program, so that we can recognize worthy students such as these, as well as help those who need help in our community,” said Marcus Carter, Chairman of the Foundation board.
Some of the charitable and community organizations these students support include Douglas County District Attorney Teen Council, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, The Pantry, A Gift of Love, the Wounded Warrior Project, Keep Georgia/Douglasville Beautiful, Toys for Tots, Fal-Can Food Drive, Relay for Life, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Church Worship Band, Operation Christmas Child, Georgia Heart of the Arts, and the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council.
Five $3,000 scholarships are awarded to GreyStone Power members or their children who are either seniors in high school or enrolling in college annually. The scholarships, provided by the GreyStone Power Foundation, Inc./Operation Round Up, are awarded based on need and academic achievement. All ages are eligible. Applications are considered and winners selected by members of the GreyStone Power Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors, which disburses Operation Round Up funds contributed by GreyStone Power members by rounding up their bills every month.
Applications must be postmarked by April 14, 2018. Applications are available online (see below). If you are unable to download the file, call Trisha McBee at 770.370.2273 and an application will be sent to you. Send completed applications to: GreyStone Power, Attn: Trisha McBee/PRC Dept., P.O. Box 897, Douglasville, GA 30133 or submit electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.