Operation Round Up Turns Cents into Dollars
News From Diverse Power
Operation Round Up turns consumer-members’ cents into dollars as 26 students were recently awarded scholarships by the Diverse Power Foundation.
Headed by a nine-member volunteer board, the Diverse Power Foundation distributes funds raised through Operation Round Up, Diverse Power’s philanthropic program, in which consumer-members round up their power bills to the next dollar with the extra change earmarked for education.
Diverse Power Foundation has awarded a total of $1,175,500 in student scholarships, including $91,000 this spring. Selection of scholarship recipients is based on grades, SAT scores, extracurricular activities, personal character, civic responsibility and financial need.
This year’s recipients each received a $3,500 scholarship to the technical institute, junior or four-year college of their choice.
To date, the Diverse Power Foundation has gifted just under $2.4 million in educational and community initiatives, including 418 scholarships totaling over $1.17 million and 296 grants totaling more than $1.29 million.
For more information on scholarships and grants, visit www.dpfi.org.
|2020 Grant Recipients|
|Ault Academy||LaGrange, $3,356.25 , for 3D printer and 3D printer filament|
|Calhoun County Extension/4-H||Morgan, $9,500, for outdoor greenhouse pavilion and concrete slabs for Learning Center|
|Camp Viola, Inc.||LaGrange, $5,073.77, for books for campers and two lifeguard chairs|
|Chattahoochee Riverkeeper||LaGrange, $5,000, for West Point Lake floating classroom|
|First Presbyterian Montessori||LaGrange, $2,360, for four Chromebooks, tech charging station, digital microscope and light table|
|Unity Elementary and Mountain View Elementary||Luthersville and Manchester, $3,717, for printmaking and technology for school art program|
|Get Fed Inc.||LaGrange, $1,912.22, for van maintenance|
|Harris County High School||Hamilton, $6,768, for welder and beveler|
|Pine Ridge Elementary School||Ellerslie, $652, for robot set and docking station|
|Randolph County 4-H||Cuthbert, $3,460, for post-high school experience and technical school tour|
|Troup County Agriculture Center||LaGrange, $3,000, for building repairs|
|Troup High School||LaGrange, $10,245, for RisoGraph press and supporting items|
|WinShape Camps for Communities||LaGrange, $3,000, for meals for camp staff, volunteers, participants and supplies for 300 children|