Walter Harrison Scholarship

Each year the Walter Harrison Scholarship program awards $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors and undergraduate students attending any vocational school or two- or four-year accredited college or university in Georgia. More than $212,500 has been awarded since the program began.

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. Hart EMC enters 2 applications from our service area into a pool of statewide entries each year.  This year 12– $1000 scholarships will be awarded statewide to students in EMC households.

Georgia’s EMCs started the scholarship program in 1985 to honor the late Walter Harrison. Harrison was known in Georgia and across the nation as “Mr. Rural Electrification: for his pioneering efforts in the electrical cooperative industry and for his lifelong dedication to improving life in rural areas.

Interested students who would like to apply can download the application and submit it to Hart EMC by February 8, 2021.  If you have any questions, contact Angie Brown at

*The University System of Georgia is waiving test score requirements for Spring, Summer and Fall 2021 admissions decisions. Therefore, test scores are being waived for the 2021 scholarship application process for the Walter Harrison Scholarship. Please include scores if you have them.

Download application here 2021 Walter Harrison Scholarship Application

The Walter Harrison Scholarship and the Hart EMC Foundation Scholarship must be applied for separately.