Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have made the difficult decision not to offer their Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships this year. This long-standing program typically provides full scholarships for middle school students to attend overnight summer basketball camp at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
“We are disappointed not to move forward with this program this year, but feel this decision is in the best interest of scholarship applicants and their families given the challenges of the current pandemic,” said Kristie Aldridge, Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing for North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives. “We remain optimistic that we can resume this opportunity in 2022 when campers can once again experience the full benefits of the program.”
Middle school students at qualifying schools are encouraged to apply for a scholarship to attend camp in summer 2022. Applicants will be judged on their academics, extracurricular activities and an essay. The application period will begin on January 1, 2022 with a final deadline of March 31, 2022. To learn more about this program and its impact on local youth, visit ncelectriccooperatives.com/sportscamps.