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Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships

basketballTouchstone Energy Sports Camps Scholarships are awarded to more than 50 middle-school students in North Carolina every year to attend basketball camps on two of the state's largest college campuses.

Applications for the next round of scholarships will be posted in January 2016. Scholarship applications are accepted from January through March. Applicants can expect to be notified of contest results by May 1.

The scholarships send 26 young women to the N.C. State University Women's Basketball Camp in Raleigh and 26 young men to the Roy Williams Basketball Camp at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Each Touchstone Energy cooperative in the state awards two scholarships to students in their local area, one to a young man and one to a young woman, each year.

To be eligible to apply, students must be rising sixth, seventh or eighth graders at a qualifying school in North Carolina. Applicants will be judged on their academics, extra-curricular activities and an essay that must accompany the application.

Both camps are held in the summer, and campers will work closely with the championship-winning college coaches to develop fundamental skills, helping the young athletes perform and excel both on and off the court. Campers will stay in dorms overnight during the camp sessions.

The Touchstone Energy Sports Camp scholarship program provides a unique educational and athletic opportunity for our state’s youth and demonstrates Touchstone Energy’s core values of accountability, integrity, innovation and particularly, commitment to community.

If you have any questions, please contact Tonya Howard at 1-800-662-8835 Ext. 3081 or tonya.howard@ncemcs.com.

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