BEMC is Accepting Scholarship Applications for Middle School Students to Attend UNC and NCSU Summer Basketball Camps
BEMC will select one young man for a scholarship to attend the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp June 20-24 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and one local young woman to attend the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp June 21-24 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. The scholarships cover all expenses at the overnight camps, which provide a glimpse into life on a college campus.
In BEMC’s TSE Sports Camp Scholarship Testimonial video, Felicia Woodard, mother of 2017 scholarship recipient, Hailey Woodard, states, “It’s a great experience for them and it helps them build their skill level and their confidence…It is an awesome thing to do.” Watch the video to hear from scholarship recipients and their parents by going to bemc.org/sports-camp-scholarships.
Applications are being accepted through March 31 and can be found online at www.ncelectriccooperatives.com/sports-camps. Contestants will be judged on academic records, extra-curricular activities and a required essay. To be eligible to win, students must be in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade during the 2020-2021 school year and have permission from a parent or guardian to attend. Scholarship winners are expected to be announced in May. For more information, contact BEMC at (910)754-4391 or visit bemc.org.
Campers stay overnight in dorms, learn fundamental skills that will help them excel on and off the court, and receive individual and group instruction from Division 1 coaches to enhance their basketball and team working abilities. Wes Moore, coach of the Wolfpack women’s basketball team, and Roy Williams, coach of the 2009 and 2017 national champion Carolina Tar Heel men’s basketball team, will direct the camps with the help of staff, as well as current and former players.
More than 50 students from across the state will win an all-expenses paid scholarship to attend basketball camp. Now in its 17th year, the scholarship program reflects Touchstone Energy Cooperatives’ core values of accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community.
BEMC is a locally owned and operated not-for-profit corporation. It is the second largest electric cooperative in North Carolina and serves more than 98,000 member locations in Brunswick, Columbus, and parts of Bladen and Robeson counties. Founded in 1939, BEMC has a longstanding commitment to the communities it serves, providing support for a wide variety of activities that contribute to the quality of life for all citizens.