One of Laurens Electric Cooperative’s core values is commitment to community. Our employees work here, live here, and share the same values as you. And like you, we believe that the future of our community lies with our children.

Laurens Electric offers scholarship opportunities to qualifying students within its service area annually. Through these programs  we are keeping our commitment to the community, and to the future.

R.D. Bennett Scholarship

The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, Inc., the association of South Carolina’s independent, not-for-profit electric cooperatives, shall award one $5,000 college scholarship to a S.C. student participating in the Washington Youth Tour who best exemplifies the cooperative principle of “concern for the community.”  Just as cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities while focusing on their…


W.I.R.E.’s Jenny Ballard Scholarship

Jenny Ballard co-founded WIRE (Women Involved in Rural Electrification) in 1981, and is the wife of then ECSC Chief Executive Officer, Al Ballard. This scholarship, in her name is sponsored by WIRE. WIRE Jenny Ballard Opportunity Scholarship for Women Returning to College The WIRE Opportunity Scholarship is awarded to a woman who may not have…


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