Jenny Ballard co-founded WIRE (Women Involved in Rural Electrification) in 1981, and is the widow of then ECSC Chief Executive Officer, Al Ballard. This scholarship, in her name is sponsored by WIRE.
2005 WIRE Jenny Ballard Opportunity Scholarship for Women Returning to College
The WIRE Opportunity Scholarship is awarded to a woman who may not have been able to attend college when she graduated from high school, but now wants to further her education.The $2,500 one-time scholaraship will be presented to an electric cooperative member in South Carolina based on financial need and her personal goals.
Applicants for the WIRE Opportunity Scholarship must:
Women who have previously obtained a four-year college degree are not eligible for this scholarship; however, applicants may have previously earned a two-year degree or some college credits.