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Three students from the Tri-County service area each received a $2,000 Tri-County EMC Cooperative Scholarship this month. Funds were awarded based on academics, financial need and a demonstrated commitment to the community in which they reside.

“One of the principles cooperatives are based is being committed to the communities we serve,” said Kim Broun, Manager of Energy Services with Tri-County EMC. “One of the ways we do that is awarding $13,000 in scholarships to students from our service area each year.”

To learn more about Tri-County EMC’s scholarship programs, visit

Get to know the 2022 Cooperative Scholarship Winners below:

Harlee Robinson
Harley Robinson of Milledgeville, GA plans to attend UGA, Georgia College or Augusta University in the fall to obtain a degree in a Ecology. She hopes to work in a STEM field. An avid ballet, jazz and tap dancer, Harley is also an ambassador in student government, and participates in Yearbook Club. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering for Putnam Christian Outreach and has participated in several food drives in her community.


Sydney Bearden
Sydney Bearden of Jones County plans to attend Mercer University in the fall to obtain a degree in nursing. She also plans to minor in English in order to obtain Ph. D. and research the development of rural areas and other countries in the medical field. Sydney enjoys being involved in her community and has participated in DECA, Beta Club, HOSA, TSA and Yearbook, all while maintaining an “A” average.




William Dietrich
William Dietrich of Putnam County plans to attend Mercer University in the fall to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Design. An artist at heart, his goal is to be able to design amusement parks. During high school, he participated in Beta Club, Anchor Club, Key Club and the National Honors Society. He is an active member of his church and community and enjoys volunteering with the Ferst Foundation, CGTC Eggstravaganza, Ronald McDonald House, and recently the Alice Walker 75th Birthday Celebration.  

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