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Empowering the Future Scholarship 2020

EnergyUnited’s Empowering the Future scholarship program awards two $5,000 scholarships to qualified students currently enrolled in their senior year of high school who plan to attend a college, university or technical school after graduating high school.

2020 Winners Announced!

EnergyUnited is pleased to announce its 2020 Empowering the Future scholarship winners: Sophia Leeman of Mecklenburg County and Madison Mascorro of Forsyth County.  Both students will receive $5,000 college scholarships from EnergyUnited which will be used to cover qualifying educational expenses.

“We are honored to award these scholarships to two outstanding young students,” said Maureen Moore, communications manager.  “Sophia and Madison both demonstrated the values that are important to our selection committee, such as integrity, commitment to community and the pursuit of excellence.”

Leeman, a senior at William A. Hough High School, plans to attend Duke University this fall to study biomedical engineering. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Tri-M Honor Society, Hispanic Honor Society and the Science National Honor Society.

Mascorro, a senior at the Early College of Forsyth, plans to attend Appalachian State University this fall to study Hospitality and Tourism Management. She is a Crosby Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society.

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Madison Mascorro (left) & Sophia Leeman (right)

Watch as we surprise the winners:

  • Students must reside in a residence that is serviced by EnergyUnited or attend a school serviced by EnergyUnited. Either electric or propane services qualify!
  • Students who attend the following schools are automatically eligible to apply. Central Davidson, Davie County, Davie County Early College, Hopewell, Ledford, North Iredell, South Davidson, West Iredell and William Amos Hough. (EnergyUnited provides electric power to these schools)
Fill out our online form to apply. Be prepared to:

1 – Submit Materials:

  • Students must complete an application with resume attached.
  • Students must submit two letters of recommendation from school staff members.

2 – Students must write and submit responses to the two following statements:

  • In the future, our country will demand more energy as technology develops. As a young leader, please explain how technology will change the way we consume energy over the next five to 10 years.
  • Commitment to community is very important to EnergyUnited as we are a member-owned electric cooperative and believe in giving back to the communities we serve. Please describe your commitment to the community. Share how you “give back” or volunteer in your community.


If you have questions, contact Adam Martin:

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