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South Central Power Company Foundation awards grants

February 13, 2017

Operation Round Up logoThe South Central Power Foundation announced grant recipients at South Central Power’s recent quarterly meeting.

The Foundation awarded 35 grants totaling $130,021.67 at its January meeting.  Locally, the Foundation awarded grants to:

  • Adena Local Schools-Gifted Program
  • Amanda Clearcreek High School
  • Amanda Community Food Pantry
  • Nicole Bell
  • Belmont County Chapter of Genealogy Society
  • Brown County Institute for the Enhancement of Education
  • Brushcreek Township Volunteer Fire Department
  • Circleville Band Boosters
  • First Church of God-Five Loaves
  • Freedom House Food Pantry
  • Greenfield Township Firefighters Association
  • Hillsboro City Schools-Robotics Program
  • Hocking County Children’s Chorus
  • Hocking Valley Amateur Radio Club
  • Iliff United Methodist Church
  • Harrison Koons
  • Lancaster Camp Ground
  • Lancaster City Schools Special Education Department
  • Laurelville Volunteer Fire Department
  • Live Healthy Appalachia
  • Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio
  • McClain High School FFA
  • Medill Community Learning Center
  • New Hope Christian Academy
  • New Hope Christian Outreach
  • Perry County Historical and Cultural Arts Society
  • Perry Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Somerset Artists’ Cooperative
  • Somerset Reading Township Volunteer Department
  • Switzerland of Ohio School District
  • Tappan Lake Fire Department
  • Thurston-Walnut Township Fire Department
  • Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department
  • Sierra Weist
  • Zane Trace Local School District

In addition, the Foundation awarded $84,000 in college scholarships in January.  Maggie Farrell of Pickerington, who attends Bishop Hartley High School in Columbus, and Gregg Adams of Circleville, who attends Logan Elm High School in Pickaway County, were selected from among the recipients to represent South Central Power at the Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives statewide scholarship contest in April.

The South Central Power Company Foundation is separate from the electric cooperative and operates with its own 11-member board of directors. Grant applications are reviewed quarterly, where the Foundation awards the approved grants.

Operation Round Up, a program that automatically “rounds up” the electric cooperative members’ monthly bill to the next highest dollar funds the South Central Power Foundation.  The next Operation Round Up grant application deadline is March 31, 2017.  Applications are available at www.southcentralpower.com.