College Scholarships

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Calling all high school seniors, apply now for the opportunity to win a $1,000 college scholarship!

Each year, Union Power offers high school seniors, attending North Carolina accredited colleges and/or universities, the opportunity to apply for a $1,000 scholarship. Application deadline March 19, 2021.


  • All applicants must be a child of a Union Power Cooperative member or live in a home served by Union Power Cooperative.
  • The applicant must be a high school senior in the current graduating class.
  • Criteria for awarding the scholarship to an individual is based on 40% need; 30% scholastic achievement; and 30% extracurricular activities in school, civic, and community functions.
  • Children of Union Power employees and its subsidiary, Union Services, are not eligible to apply.

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I’ve submitted my application, what’s next?

  • Our judges will review and notify us of their selection of winners.
  • Winners will be contacted via email.  
  • An update to our website will be made to reflect the 2019-2020 UPC Scholarship winners.  

Judging: An independent committee not affiliated with the Cooperative will conduct judging of applicants and selection of winners for Union Power Cooperative.

For more information: Email Ilissa B. Cunningham- Program Coordinator, or call 704-220-0709.