SUPPLY, N.C. (March 5, 2019) – Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) is accepting applications from middle-school students for all-expense paid scholarships to summer basketball camps at the University of North Carolina and NC State University. Young men can apply to attend the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp in Chapel Hill, and young women can compete for a spot at the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp in Raleigh.
Rising sixth through eighth graders are eligible to apply, and the final application deadline is March 31. Students can download an application at www.ncelectriccooperatives.com/community.
BEMC will select one student for each camp in a competitive process based on academics, extra-curricular activities and a short essay. The Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarship program, sponsored by BEMC and the state’s other 25 electric cooperatives, sends more than 50 students statewide to learn from renowned collegiate coaches and athletes each year. Both camps will work closely with students to develop fundamental skills like sportsmanship and leadership that will help young athletes excel both on and off the court.
This program provides a unique educational and athletic opportunity for outstanding students locally and across our state, and is just one of the ways Brunswick Electric demonstrates its commitment to the communities it serves. To learn more, go to bemc.org and search under Community Programs for sports camp scholarships to see what local kids have to say about last year’s camp.
BEMC is a locally owned and operated not-for-profit corporation. Founded in 1939, today it is the second largest electric cooperative in North Carolina, serving approximately 96,000 member locations in Brunswick, Columbus, and parts of Bladen and Robeson counties. BEMC has a longstanding commitment to the communities it serves, providing support for a wide variety of activities that contribute to the quality of life for all citizens.