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Diverse Power Foundation Awards 28 Scholarships

(LaGrange, Ga.) The Diverse Power Foundation recently presented scholarships to 28 students within the service territory of Diverse Power Incorporated.

Selection of Diverse Power Foundation scholarship winners is based on grades, SAT scores, extracurricular activities, personal character, civic responsibility, and financial need. The winning students each received a $2,000 scholarship to the technical institute, junior, or four year college of their choice.

In the past 14 years, the Diverse Power Foundation has awarded $908,500 in scholarships, including $56,000 awarded this year. Headed by a nine-member volunteer board, the Foundation distributes funds raised through Operation RoundUp, Diverse Power’s philanthropic program in which consumer members round up their power bill to the next dollar with the extra change earmarked for education.

“We are honored to play a part in the education of young people, our leaders of tomorrow,” says Diverse Power Residential Services and Marketing Coordinator Ken Pope. “Diverse Power and the Foundation consider it a worthy investment and are especially grateful for Diverse Power members who round up their bill to make it possible.”

Diverse Power is a member- owned, not-for-profit cooperative that provides electricity and related services to 13 counties in west and southwest Georgia and one in east Alabama. With its headquarters in La-Grange, Diverse Power operates its Pataula District in Cuthbert.

For how and when to apply for 2018 scholarships, contact Diverse Power at (706) 845-2000 or (800) 8458362, or visit www.dpfi.org where scholarship applications are available online.

Recipients of the scholarship are as follows: Edwina Basilio of La-Grange, Troup High School, daughter of Yolonda Basilio-Smith, Johns Hopkins University Anna Bolton of Lanett, Springwood School, daughter of Johnny and Lori Bolton, Southern Union Community College James “J.D.” Bryan of LaGrange, Troup High School, son of Janette Bryan and Tim Bryan, Georgia State University Jordan Butler of West Point, Troup High School, daughter of Shane and Rachelle Butler, Georgia College and State University Tony Choi of LaGrange, LaGrange High School, son of Charlie and Rosemary Choi, Georgia Institute of Technology AJ Coker of Fortson, Harris County High School, son of Allen and Sharon Coker, Columbus State University Miranda Cox of LaGrange, LaGrange High School, daughter of Clarence and Pamela Cox, LaGrange College Audri Crews of Hogansville, LaGrange High School, daughter of Jack Jr. and Carol Crews, University of Georgia Matthew Crumbley of Fortson, Harris County High School, son of Mike and Rachel Crumbley, LaGrange College Bailey Deavers of La-Grange, LaGrange High School, son of Tracey and Shannon Deavers, Samford University Kayla Edwards of Cuthbert, Randolph-Clay High School, daughter of Anita Jackson and Gregory Bruce, Clark Atlanta University.

Joshua Fertig of La-Grange, Troup High School, son of Tammy Fry, University of Georgia Alexis Fuller of LaGrange, LaGrange High School, daughter of Willie and Audria Norwood, Clark Atlanta University Taylor Garner of Pine Mountain, Harris County High School, daughter of Glenn and Andrea Garner, Auburn University Breanna Gates of Columbus, Columbus High School, daughter of Alan and Tracey Gates, University of West Georgia Savannah Harry of La-Grange, Troup High School, daughter of Joseph and Courtney Harry, Troy University Jessica Hotard of Pine Mountain Valley, Harris County High School, daughter of Christopher Hotard and Tiffany Mundy, University of Georgia Savannah Laney of Pine Mountain, Troup High School, daughter of Tim and Amy Laney, LaGrange College Bailey Lawson of La-Grange, Troup High School, daughter of Jonathan and Shannon Lawson, University of Georgia Luke McKay of La-Grange, Lafayette Christian School, son of Sean and Kelly McKay, Auburn University Iyanla Mosley of Hogansville, Callaway High School, daughter of Denise Mosley, University of Alabama Madison Taylor of West Point, Troup High School, daughter of Gene and Tandie Taylor, LaGrange College Alan Valdez of LaGrange, homeschool, son of Leonel and Laura Valdez, LaGrange College Carlos Valdez of LaGrange, homeschool, son of Leonel and Laura Valdez, LaGrange College Bailey Welborn of LaGrange, Troup High School, daughter of Rodney and Krista Welborn, West Georgia Technical College Macy Willis of LaGrange, LaGrange High School, daughter of Mark Willis and Tammy Willis, University of Georgia Te’aWinston of LaGrange, LaGrange High School, daughter of Natalie Calloway, Kennesaw State University Keegan Woods of La-Grange,Callaway High School, son of Eric and Crystal Woods, Georgia Southern