Chestatee High School senior Megan Freeman is one of 11 students statewide who will receive a $1,000 Walter Harrison Scholarship, which is sponsored by the electric co-ops in Georgia.
Freeman, nominated by Jackson EMC, competed among 78 other students across Georgia who applied for the $1,000 scholarship awarded to students enrolled in a two- or four-year university, college or vocational-technical school in Georgia.
Freeman plans to attend the University of Georgia in the fall to pursue a degree in English, followed by law school.
The scholarship, created in 1985, is named in honor of Walter Harrison — a pioneer in the rural electricity movement and a leader at the local, state and national levels in electric cooperative programs. It is funded by Georgia’s 41 electric cooperatives, including Jackson EMC, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and the Georgia Rural Electric Supply Corp. Since 1987, approximately $202,500 has been awarded to students through t