The way we see it, young men and women residing in our 19 service areas are the key to building a brighter future. That’s why we hold community outreach in the highest regard and take advantage of any opportunity to empower our youth.
A few months back, we launched our first-ever Empowering the Future scholarship program and were delighted to receive over 150 applications. The winners were selected by a committee comprised of both members and employees who evaluated applications and interviewed finalists in person. After careful review, it is our pleasure to introduce you to Carolina and David.
Carolina graduated first in her class from North Iredell High School and has been accepted into NC State University to study Engineering. She fell in love with helping others after becoming a math tutor during her freshman year and has since channeled that passion into volunteer work for Fifth Street Ministries, her town’s own special olympics, local science fairs and so much more. But her aspirations don’t stop there. “My goal is to be personally involved in the evolution of energy in the next decade,” Carolina says. “As an avid supporter of environmental protection and service to others, I plan to combine my passions to develop clean energy sources.”
David graduated with honors from Davie High School and was accepted early into Wake Forest University to study Biology. He credits his experience in the Cub Scouts and later Boy Scouts, where he served as Senior Patrol Leader and later became an Eagle Scout, for instilling in him a passion for giving back to his community. That passion eventually lead him to the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Volunteer Program, where he chose his career path after logging 490 hours in the Brenner Children’s Wing and Cancer Center. “Whether it was bringing a warm blanket and a glass of water to a patient or leading a family to their appointment, I gained more than I gave,” David said. “I’m pursuing medicine so I can continue to give back to the Davie County community.”
Carolina and David will each receive $5,000 to put towards college expenses, such as tuition, books and fees. It is our honor to assist them both as they continue their education. Empowering the Future is just another example of our steadfast Commitment to Community, and we look forward to shining a spotlight on two new winners in 2019.
Learn more about scholarship programs at EnergyUnited.com