Jenny Ballard Opportunity Scholarship

The Jenny Ballard Opportunity Scholarship for Women is  awarded annually by SC WIRE, a community service organization affiliated with Palmetto Electric and other co-ops in South Carolina.

The WIRE Opportunity Scholarship is awarded to a woman who may not have been able to attend college when she graduated from high school, but now wants to further her education. WIRE (Women Involved in Rural Electrification) awards the scholarship based on financial need and her personal goals.  More information can be found online at South Carolina Living.

Applicants for the WIRE Opportunity Scholarship must:

  • Be a member/customer of a South Carolina electric cooperative
  • Have graduated from high school or earned your GED at least 10 years ago
  • Obtain acceptance into an accredited South Carolina college or university
  • Demonstrate financial need and personal goals

Women who have previously obtained a four-year college degree are not eligible for this scholarship; however, applicants may have previously earned a two-year degree or some college credits.

The winner will receive the scholarship for the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semesters, and must be used during this specific time frame. The scholarship will be paid jointly to the winner and her college of choice.

2021 Jenny Ballard Opportunity Scholarship Application

Deadline for the 2021 applications is June 1, 2021.

For more information contact:

Missy Santorum
Palmetto Electric Cooperative, Inc.
111 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head, Island, SC 29926
(843) 681-0072