Pee Dee Area Students Chosen For MPD Electric Cooperative Scholarships

DARLINGTON– August 15, 2023 – Congratulations to the outstanding students from the Pee Dee area who have been chosen for the MPD Electric Cooperative scholarship! Each year, MPD Electric Cooperative awards scholarships to children of current members who plan to or are currently attending any two- or four- year college as full-time students: $2,500 for those attending a two-year college and $9,500 to those attending a four-year college.
The following were selected:
Will Bagwell, The Citadel
Olivia Brunson, Florence-Darlington Technical College
Anya Cooper, University of South Carolina
Eliza Dargan, Clemson University
Jordan Gainey, Midlands Technical College
Lauren Gaskins, Clemson University
Mareesa Garrett, University of South Carolina
Anabella Locklear, Florence-Darlington Technical College
Zoey McInnis, Francis Marion University
Tyler Melton, Clemson University
Thomas Merzlak, Clemson University
Samuel Richardson, University of South Carolina.
“This year, we received 65 applications from the seven counties we serve,” said William Fleming, president and CEO of MPD Electric Cooperative. “It was tough narrowing the list, but in the end, we awarded scholarships to a group of exceptional students.”
Each student submitted an application and an essay on how the cooperative has impacted their lives; then finalists went through a rigorous interview process. Applications for the 2024-25 MPD Electric Cooperative scholarship will be available on our website in January.
MPD Electric Cooperative was formed in 2020 through the merger of Marlboro Electric Cooperative and Pee Dee Electric Cooperative with the goal of creating joint economic benefits, long-term efficiencies and overall improved service for members residing in Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Lee, Marion, and Marlboro Counties.

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