Scholarship Programs
Two scholarship programs help high school seniors who want to continue their education at a college, vocational or technical school.

South Central Power Scholarship


The program provides graduating high school seniors with additional funds for higher education at a college, vocational, or technical school. Applications are available each November for students living within the 24 counties served by South Central Power Company.

Several Students will receive a $1,000 scholarship. From that group, the Foundation Board of Directors will select one boy and one girl to compete in the statewide competition sponsored by Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc. The top statewide prize is $3,400.

Touchstone Special Achievement Scholarship

Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives offers a scholarship to six high school students. There are 6 $2,000 scholarships. The students are judged on how well their activities reflect the Touchstone Energy core values of accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community, as well as their drive and dedication to achieving a college education despite personal obstacles or special challenges.

The graduating high school seniors must be children whose parents or guardians are electric members of an Ohio rural electric cooperative. Applications are submitted directly to OREC.