Students Train at Top N.C. Universities with Basketball Camp Scholarships

Rising sixth and seventh graders across North Carolina attended basketball camps at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University in June, thanks to scholarships awarded by N.C. electric cooperatives.

The annual Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarship program sends one young woman to the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp and one young man to the Carolina Basketball School from each participating electric co-op in the state. More than 50 scholarship recipients stayed overnight on college campuses and trained with Division 1 players and coaches at the camps, learning basketball fundamentals like shooting and dribbling, and developing skills like teamwork and communication that will serve them on and off the court for years to come.

“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. “Thanks to this partnership with North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, we are able to help kids who otherwise might not be able to attend our camp and develop their true potential on the court and in life.”

Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarship applications are accepted annually from January through March. Now in its 19th year, the scholarship program is part of North Carolina’s 26 electric cooperatives’ commitment to building a Brighter Future through support for education that helps current and future generations learn and thrive. For more information about the Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships and the cooperatives’ community efforts, visit

A young man who received a scholarship to UNC basketball camp stands with head coach hubert davis

Raiheem Tillman, pictured with UNC head coach Hubert Davis, attended the Carolina Basketball School on a scholarship from Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative.

Keshiya Evans, pictured with N.C. State women’s basketball coach Wes Moore, participated in the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp on a scholarship from Halifax EMC.