Rising sixth and seventh graders can now apply for a Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarship to attend basketball camp this summer. Each of North Carolina’s 26 electric cooperatives will provide one young woman and one young man with a scholarship and the opportunity to attend camp basketball camp on a college campus. Young women can apply for a scholarship to attend the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp in June 2022 at N.C. State University in Raleigh, and one young man can apply to attend the Carolina Basketball School in Chapel Hill June 17-21. The final deadline to apply is March 31.
“Athletic skill and talent are not bound by where you live or how much money you make,” said N.C. State University Women’s Basketball Coach Wes Moore, who also directs the Wolfpack camp. “Thanks to this partnership with North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, we are able to help kids who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to come to our camp find and discover their true potential.”
The scholarships cover all expenses at the overnight camps, which provide a glimpse into what it is like to play Division 1 basketball and live on a college campus. Campers stay overnight in dorms on campus, receive individual and group instruction from coaches and learn fundamental skills that will help them excel on and off the court, enhancing their basketball and team working abilities.
“North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are proud to once again offer these scholarships to talented and deserving students from across the state,” said Chris Nault, director of public relations at North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives. “We encourage rising sixth and seventh graders to apply for this incredible experience where they will gain skills to succeed on the basketball court and to make a positive impact in their local communities.”
More than 50 students will be awarded Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships from electric cooperatives in North Carolina this year. Now in its 20th year, the scholarship program demonstrates the electric cooperatives’ commitment to building a brighter future through continued support for education and youth programs designed to inspire the next generation of community leaders.
To apply, students must be in sixth or seventh grade during the 2023-2024 school year and should complete and submit the online application before the deadline of March 31. To apply, visit www.ncelectriccooperatives.com/sports-camps/.
For more information, contact your local electric cooperative.