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In addition to awarding grants each quarter, the Tri-County EMC Foundation also awards scholarships to two students in the service area twice per year. The scholarships are worth $1,000 and are awarded based on academics, financial need and service to others. Special consideration is given to non-traditional students who are working full or part-time and have returned to school. Congratulations to the Fall 2020 Operation Roundup Scholarship recipients. 

Jeleasa Grayned
Jeleasa is from Putnam County and attends Kennesaw State University.  She has volunteered with C5 Youth Leadership and Memphis 901 Community Service. In high school, she was active in the robotics club and enjoys all things STEM related. She is working towards a degree in computer science. Her goal is to create a platform to encourage others to reach their goals in the IT field, regardless of gender, race or economic status. 



Tia Adkins-Chatfield
Tia is from Jones County and attends Kennesaw State University. She has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Loaves and Fishes, Jones County Senior Center, and Ronald McDonald House. She was a member of Beta Club, 4-H, Key Club and Art Club and is an active Girl Scout. Tia plans to become a doctor, specializing in gynecology. Her goal is to serve her community by providing healthcare to low income women and teens.





  • Walter Harrison Scholarship: Due February 1
  • Operation Roundup Scholarship: Due April 15
  • Cooperative Scholarship: Due April 15

Information on all scholarships can be found at

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