SharingChange is MTEMC’s charitable foundation whose sole purpose is to give back to the communities we serve.
Funds are donated by MTEMC members like you, and 100% of the donations goes to local charities and organizations such as Empower Me Daycamp in Lebanon and Project Healing Waters. Since 2003, Middle Tennessee Electric’s charitable foundations have distributed more than $9 million to more than 580 local organizations.
A group of seven members represent MTEMC's service area serve as the foundation's board. This board makes decisions about disbursements for grant requests. The board members are Bill Brown and Joan Wherley from Williamson County, Mike Waller and Carolyn Peebles from Rutherford County, Becky Vassar from Cannon County and Beth Petty and Doretha Wright from Wilson County.
SharingChange also has partnerships with community help organizations to distribute funds that assist people who, because of hardship, are unable to pay their electric bills.
For more information on SharingChange, or to sign up, simply click this link: www.SharingChange.org
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MTEMC's SharingChange Scholarship Program
MTEMC's SharingChange program is funding 10 $2,000 scholarships for students in the cooperative's service area.
How to apply
Scholarship applications can be acquired through your local district offices or by clicking here and downloading a form.
Interested persons must be an MTEMC member or dependent of an MTEMC member. The scholarship funds must be used to attend a Tennessee 2- or 4-year accredited college or trade school. Applicants must be an entering freshmen or currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student.
How are the participants judged?
Scholarship applicants will be judged on a point system including a financial needs assessment, current grade point average, involvement in community service, leadership roles and their score on the essay. The applicants with the top points will be the winners.
Applicants will complete a one-page essay stating how the scholarship funds will benefit their personal goals. The essay should be typed and double-spaced on white paper. Essays will be judged by a group of volunteer school teachers from the Middle Tennessee Electric Service area.
What is the deadline?
The deadline to submit scholarship essays and applications is March 15. Scholarship winners will be notified in late July.