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Like many trades, being an electric lineman is not just an occupation, but a tradition and way of life. To honor the trade that is the backbone of our business, Tri-County EMC established the Lineman Scholarship Program in 2022. 

Each year, Tri-County EMC awards a $3,000 scholarship to an individual interested in becoming an electric lineman. The scholarship money will be used to complete the lineman training program through the Technical College System of Georgia. Applications are judged by a panel of Tri-County EMC linemen and retirees. 


To qualify, applicants must have received a high school diploma in Jones, Putnam, or Baldwin Counties OR have received a GED and currently reside in Jones, Putnam, or Baldwin Counties in Georgia. Applicants do NOT have to reside in a home served by Tri-County EMC.

Tri-County EMC is grateful to be able to invest in a local student who in turn will make a contribution to the future of the electric industry. Individuals interested in becoming a lineman can complete or download an application here.

If you have questions, contact Anna Smith at or 478.986.8126.

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