Walter Harrison Scholarship

Grady EMC was formed by the local community, for the purpose of helping to improve life in South Georgia by bringing power into our rural communities.  Over 75 years later, we continue to look for ways to invest in the future of our communities.

We are proud to partner with Georgia EMC in offering the prestigious Walter Harrison Scholarship.  Created in 1985, this $1,000 scholarship honors the late Walter Harrison, a rural electrification pioneer and electric cooperative leader.  The scholarship is available to any college level student, regardless of age, and is awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance.  Grade point average, SAT scores, academic standing, scholastic honors and financial need are all considered when determining eligibility.

Grady EMC reviews applicants from our local community and then forwards our finalists to Georgia EMC.  Georgia EMC’s scholarship committee judges applications from across the state and selects the final winner.

Since 1985, Georgia’s electric cooperatives have awarded $162,500 to 173 students via the Walter Harrison Scholarship program.

For information on the Walter Harrison Scholarship, please contact Grady EMC at

The Walter Harrison Scholarship

For information on the qualifications and the application for scholarships, see the documents below.