Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships
Calling all basketball fans! Each year, North Carolina's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives accept applications from middle-school students for all-expense paid scholarships to summer basketball camps at the University of North Carolina and N.C. State University.
Young men can apply to attend the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp in Chapel Hill, and young women can vie for a spot at the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp in Raleigh. More than 50 scholarships will awarded to students statewide.
Scholarship applications for 2016 were due March 31. Applicants can expect to be notified of contest results by May 1. The application period for 2017 scholarship will open in January 2017.
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.
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. 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.
Both camps are held in the summer, and campers will work closely with the college coaches and camp staff 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 and must provide their own transportation to and from camp.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.