College Scholarships

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.


  • 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.

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 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.

Congratulations to our 2022 Union Power College Scholarship Recipients

Graduate NameHigh School Attended
Alicia BarrierForest Hills High School
Lacy BrooksQueen’s Grant High School
Leah BurlesonWest Stanly High School
Hunter DubarCentral Academy of Arts and Technology
Gracie HelmsPorter Ridge High School
Abigail LukacPiedmont High School
Eden CamposWest Stanly High School
Ashten HansleyParkwood High School
Ashton PlylerParkwood High School
Caitlyn BurryCentral Cabarrus