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Sawnee Foundation accepting applications for Youth Scholarship
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The Sawnee Foundation is offering seven $3,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors in 2009.


Scholarships will be awarded to seven students selected from the Sawnee EMC territory, which consists of parts of Cherokee, Dawson, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall and Lumpkin counties.


If no application is received from one of the listed counties, then no scholarship will be awarded in that county.


To be eligible, a student must be a high school senior and the student’s permanent residence must be served by Sawnee EMC.


Scholarship packets have been delivered to local high schools in the Sawnee EMC territory. Applications are also available online at or by contacting Cindy Badgett at (678) 455-1539. The application deadline will be 5 p.m. Feb. 2.


Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation is a distribution electric cooperative headquartered in Cumming. Sawnee serves electricity to over 142,000 accounts in greater north Georgia. Sawnee assets exceed $368 million with annual energy sales of 2.23 billion and revenue of $201 million.


With more than 296 dedicated employees making up a team of professionals that meet the needs of its member-owners through a network of more than 9,420 miles of distribution facilities in Sawnee’s complex network of distribution facilities.