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April 28, 2014

Sawnee Foundation Awards $52,000 in Scholarships to Thirteen (13) Outstanding Students

Contact: Blake House, VP of Member Services

CUMMING, GA - April 28, 2014

The Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation (Foundation) recently awarded thirteen (13) local seniors each with a $4,000 scholarship. The scholarship recipients were honored at a reception held at Sawnee EMC on April 22, 2014, and they were:

  • Ms. Miranda Abe
  • Ms. Mia Austin
  • Mr. Jason Bick
  • Ms. Lacey Brown
  • Mr. Ryan Carr
  • Ms. Riley Jenkins
  • Ms. Kaitlin Karschner
  • Mr. David Kim
  • Ms. Priscilla Kim
  • Ms. Lindsey LeQuier
  • Mr. Sathvik Namburar
  • Ms. Amanda Saulnier
  • Mr. Cole Simmons
  • Dawson County High School
  • North Forsyth High School
  • Johns Creek High School
  • Northview High School
  • Forsyth Central High School
  • Creekview High School
  • South Forsyth High School
  • Lambert High School
  • Johns Creek High School
  • Alpharetta High School
  • Woodward Academy
  • Lambert High School
  • Dawson County High School

“It is such a privilege for the Foundation to be able to assist these students in furthering their education.” states Blake House, Vice President of Member Services at Sawnee EMC. “The Foundation Youth Scholarship program is a shining example of what the Foundation and Sawnee EMC are all about; a commitment to being a partner and friend in the communities we serve.”

The funding for the scholarship program is derived from unclaimed funds from Sawnee EMC, which is separate and apart from the funds that the Foundation distributes to charitable organizations. In the past nine (9) years, the Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation (Foundation) has awarded $311,000 in scholarships to ninety-nine (99) exceptional high schools seniors within Sawnee EMC’s seven-county service area.

“Supporting those in need in our communities, and helping these outstanding students continue their education is a key part of meeting the Foundation’s core mission” states Mr. Jerry Burum, Chairman of the Foundation’s Board.

Questions about this program or the Sawnee Foundation can be found online at the Operation Round Up site or directed to Mrs. Cindy Badgett, Director of External Affairs for Sawnee EMC at 678-455-1399 or via email at cindy.badgett@sawnee.com.

About Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation

The Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization and exists to assist charitable organizations in the communities served by Sawnee EMC. Through the Foundation, participating members voluntarily donate one cent at a time by ‘rounding’ up their Sawnee EMC energy bill to the next highest dollar. Since its inception in April 2003, the Sawnee Foundation has donated over $1,559,308.00 to local charitable organizations, “Bright Ideas” educational projects and youth scholarships.