Record Gift to UGA Engineering
December 3, 2021
Walton EMC presented a $1.3 million donation to the University of Georgia College of Engineering to endow the company’s scholarship program. The endowment is the largest one-time donation in the college’s history.
“Walton EMC has been a great partner of our college for many years, and their support has a significant impact on our students — particularly the company’s scholarships,” said Donald Leo, dean of the College of Engineering. “With this latest gift, the college will be able to fully endow the Walton EMC Engineering Leadership Scholarship so these awards will be available to deserving students for generations to come.”
Established in 2017, the Walton EMC Engineering Leadership Scholarship provides five renewable annual awards of $10,000 to outstanding students enrolled in the College of Engineering as well as high school students who’ve been accepted into UGA as intended engineering majors. The scholarship is available to students who maintain permanent residency in the Walton EMC service area.
“Our customer-owners deserve reliable electric service and reasonable rates — it takes good engineering to make both of those things possible,” said Ronnie Lee, CEO of Walton EMC. “Our endowment and scholarship will not only help us continue to serve our customer-owners by having good engineering talent available, it also helps many deserving young people to simply make the world a better place by solving challenges through engineering.”