Give Us an "A":
Through the Give Us An “A” Program Central Electric encourages student excellence in the classroom. Students in area schools are invited to send copies of their report cards with a grade of at least one “A” during the grading period. Four times each school year, Central Electric conducts a drawing from these “A’s”, and awards a $25 Visa Gift Card to five winners. Students may be in any grade from kindergarten to college or technical school.
Central Electric is continually seeking ways to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. That's why each year through the Bright Ideas Program, the Co-op awards approximately $10,000 to teachers to help bring creative and innovative projects into their classroom. Co-sponsored by the N.C. Association of Electric Cooperatives, the grants are available to teachers in area schools for projects that traditional school money does not cover. All of North Carolina's 27 electric Cooperatives participate in the program.
Each year, more than 2,000 applications are accepted from teachers in a variety of disciplines including music, art, history, reading, science, career-planning and information technology. Since the Bright Ideas program began in 1994, North Carolina's electric cooperatives have awarded $5.9 million to sponsor almost 5,500 projects benefiting almost 1 million students. The program offers a convenient and simple online application process. Click the link above to learn more.
Another way Central Electric invests in our communities' futures is through our scholarship program. The program was established out of a desire to help students attend college who otherwise might not have the opportunity to continue their education. Each year scholarships are awarded to four students currently attending or planning to attend either Central Carolina Community College or Sandhills Community College. Scholarships are awarded based on scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, a written essay and financial need. Applicants must be Central Electric members or children of members. They must also be full-time students and have a grade point average of at least 2.5 or above.
Click the links below to download the forms for each scholarship:
An approximate one-hour high voltage safety demonstration is available to schools and organizations in our service area. Students and other participants learn safety around electricity at home, and also what to do in an electrical emergency.
Fleet Watch is a program designed to help make our communities a safer place to live. Since our vehicles are equipped with two-way radio communications, Central Electric has teamed with each county's Sheriff's office to act as eyes and ears for the communities we serve. Our crews are trained to look for anything that seems out of place or unusual.