By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support local journalism.
Deadline approaching for Sawnee EMC scholarship, Washington Youth Tour
Sawnee EMC scholarship

Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation is accepting applications from high school seniors for the Sawnee Foundation Youth Scholarship program through 5 p.m. Jan. 25. 

 The program is open to children of Sawnee EMC members.

To learn more about the scholarship program and download the application, visit

In the past, the scholarships have been $4,000 per student. This is a one-time, on renewable scholarship.

In addition, juniors and seniors can apply for the Washington Youth Tour through Feb. 12. 

Applicants must be 16 years old by June 1 and be able to commit to the tour  June 13-20, 2019. 

Two deserving students will participate in a week-long trip to Washington, D.C. While there, they will get the chance to see the U. S. Capitol, as well as other major monuments and museums in the area. 

To learn more about the Washington Youth Tour and download the application, visit

“It is such a privilege for Sawnee EMC to be able to assist these students in furthering their education,” said Cindy Badgett, director of external affairs at Sawnee EMC. “The Foundation Youth Scholarship program and the Washington Youth Tour are shining examples of what the Foundation and Sawnee EMC are all about; a commitment to giving back in the communities we serve.”

Questions about the Sawnee Foundation Youth Scholarship program or the Washington Youth Tour can be directed to Badgett at (678) 455-1399 or via email at