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 2020-2021 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.

2020-2021 UPC Scholarship Winners

Adelie BarbeeStanly West Stanly High School
Chase BelkUnionParkwood High School
Sarah BristleUnionParkwood High School
Abby FurrStanlyStanly Early College
Hannah McCainUnionPiedmont High School
Lucas McCainUnionPiedmont High School
Haley OvercashRowanEast Rowan High School
Ella SepesiCabarrusMount Pleasant High School
Marissa StephensCabarrusCarolina International School
Daniel TaldoUnionCentral Academy of Technology & Arts