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WOMEN RETURNING to school to earn college degrees may now apply for financial assistance from the 2020 Jenny Ballard Opportunity Scholarship program.

Sponsored by Women Involved in Rural Electrification (WIRE), a service organization associated with South Carolina’s not-for-profit electric cooperatives, the scholarship is a one-time award based on financial need and personal goals.

Application forms for the 2020 WIRE scholarship are available at your local electric cooperative and at Applicants for the program must:

  • Be a member of a South Carolina electric cooperative.
  • Have graduated from high school or earned a GED at least 10 years ago.
  • Be accepted into an accredited S.C. college or university.
  • Demonstrate financial need and clear academic goals.

Please submit applications by June 1. Apply online at, by email to or by mail to Peggy Dantzler, The Electric Cooperatives of S.C., Inc., 808 Knox Abbott Dr., Cayce, SC 29033.

Recipients will receive scholarships for the fall 2020 or spring 2021 semester, with funds paid to the college or university.