South Central awards grants


The South Central Power Foundation announced grant recipients at South Central Power’s recent quarterly meeting.

The foundation awarded 35 grants totaling $130,021.67 at its January meeting. Locally, the foundation awarded grants to:

• Brushcreek Township Volunteer Fire Department

• Hillsboro City Schools – Robotics Program

• McClain High School FFA

In addition, the foundation awarded $84,000 in college scholarships in January. Maggie Farrell of Pickerington, who attends Bishop Hartley High School in Columbus, and Gregg Adams of Circleville, who attends Logan Elm High School in Pickaway County, were selected from among the recipients to represent South Central Power at Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives statewide scholarship contest in April.

The South Central Power Company Foundation is separate from the electric cooperative and operates with its own 11-member board of directors. Grant applications are reviewed quarterly, where the foundation awards the approved grants.

Operation Round Up, a program that automatically “rounds up” the electric cooperative members’ monthly bill to the next highest dollar funds the South Central Power Foundation. The next Operation Round Up grant application deadline is March 31, 2017. Applications are available at

Submitted by Mindy Hardy, communications specialist, South Central Power.

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