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 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 2023 Union Power College Scholarship Recipients

Graduate NameHigh School Attended
Addison Sepesi Mount Pleasant High School
Riley HallCuthbertson High School
Matthew FurrWest Stanly High School
Mattie Poulos South Stanly High School
Jackson NashParkwood High School
Abigail BurnetteGray Stone Day School
Andrea FurrGray Stone Day School
Ava TorresNorthwest Cabarrus High School
Madeline Young Porter Ridge High School
Isabella McGee North Stanly High School