Woodruff Electric Announces 2020

Glynn and Mildred Carpenter

Scholarships Winners

Woodruff Electric CEO, Michael Swan, announced the 2020 recipients of the Glynn and Mildred Carpenter Scholarships. The winners of the five $1,000 scholarships are Brian Casey, a graduate of Forrest City High School, Sarah Rendon, a graduate of Palestine-Wheatley High School, Cara Bowling, a graduate of McCrory High School, Fiona Franks, a graduate of Lee Academy and Harlee Futrell, a graduate of Wynne High School.

Casey plans to attend the College of the Ozarks in the fall to major in accounting.   Rendon plans to attend Arkansas State University in the fall to major in nursing. Bowling plans to attend to attend Arkansas State University in the fall to major in graphic design. Franks plans to attend Arkansas State University in the fall to major in biology. Futrell to attend Arkansas State University in the fall to major in nursing.  

This is the sixth year that Woodruff Electric has held the scholarship program. The program is in honor of Glynn Carpenter and his wife, Mildred.  Both Glynn and Mildred were strong advocates of higher education.  Carpenter spent 53 years serving the electric cooperatives with the last 33 of those years he served as CEO of Woodruff Electric.

 Scholarship information for 2021 will be available in January.

HIGH VOLTAGE LINEMAN TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

Woodruff Electric Announces Lineman Scholarship Recipients

Woodruff Electric CEO, Michael Swan, announced the 2020 recipients of the High Voltage Lineman Technology Scholarship to Arkansas State University at Newport. Woodruff Electric chose two winners of the scholarship this year, Timothy Taylor, a graduate of McCrory High School and Hunter Thigpen, a graduate of Palestine-Wheatley High School.

 Both students will attend orientation this summer and begin classes in August. This scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors that are interested in pursuing a career as a High Voltage Lineman. The scholarship covers full tuition, fees and books for all 42 credit hours of the 10-month course. For further questions about the program contact ASU-Newport at 1-800-976-1676 or visit their website at https://www.asun.edu/programs/high-voltage.  

Scholarship information for 2021 will be available in January.