Do you have a rising sixth, seventh or eighth grader who dreams of being a star basketball player? North Carolina’s 26 electric cooperatives are partnering with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and N.C. State University to make those dreams a reality for more than 50 middle school students across the state.
Through the Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarship program, each electric cooperative in North Carolina will give one middle school boy a scholarship to attend the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp June 22-26 at UNC Chapel Hill, and one middle school girl a scholarship to attend the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp June 9-12 at N.C. State in Raleigh.
To apply, fill out the application and mail it to the address listed by March 31. Applicants must be in sixth, seventh or eighth grade during the 2019-2020 school year. Students currently in eighth grade are not eligible for the scholarship program, per NCAA rules and regulations.
The scholarships cover all expenses at the overnight camps, which provide a glimpse into life on a college campus. Campers stay overnight in college dorms, learn fundamental skills that will help them excel on and off the court, and receive individual and group instruction from Division 1 coaches to enhance their basketball and teamwork abilities. Wes Moore, coach of the Wolfpack women’s basketball team, and Roy Williams, coach of the Carolina Tar Heel men’s basketball team, direct the camps with the help of staff, as well as current and former players.
Now in its 16th year, the scholarship program reflects Touchstone Energy Cooperatives’ core values of accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community.