Three students from Effingham County have been awarded Georgia Power Scholarships.
Joseph Snooks, son of Georgia Power employee J. Steven Snooks at the company’s Savannah location, is one of 21 students statewide to receive a Georgia Power Scholarship. Snooks, of Springfield, attends Armstrong Atlantic State University, where he majors in biology.
Morgan Moore, daughter of Georgia Power employee Jeff Moore at the company’s Savannah location, also received a Georgia Power Scholarship. Moore, from Rincon, attends the University of Georgia, where she majors in exercise and sport science.
Jaret King, son of Georgia Power employee Dinah King at the company’s Springfield location, also received a Georgia Power Scholarship. King attends the University of Florida, where he majors in chemical engineering.
The Georgia Power Scholarship Program was created by former Georgia Power and Southern Company President and CEO Bill Dahlberg and has provided scholarships for Georgia Power employees for more than 25 years. This year, scholarships worth $2,500 each were awarded.
The 2013 scholarship recipients were selected from nearly 170 applicants and were awarded based on academic achievement, leadership, character, integrity and school and community activities.
Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the nation’s largest generators of electricity. The company is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility. Georgia Power serves 2.4 million customers in all but four counties.