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Operation Round Up® is a voluntary program where members of Berkeley Electric Cooperative combine their money to help fund worthy projects and help those in need in our service area. Operation Round Up is administered by Berkeley Electric Trust, a board of directors made up of community leaders from our service territory who serve on a voluntary basis.

Under the educational section of the Trust, it is the Trust Board’s aim to provide ten (10) scholarships for children of members/guardians of Berkeley Electric Cooperative. Children of Berkeley Electric Cooperative’s Board and employees, including the Trust’s Board, are NOT eligible for the scholarships.

Available Scholarships

One $1,000 scholarship will be presented to each of the seven (7) high schools served by Berkeley Electric Cooperative. Three (3) $1,000 at-large scholarships will be for members’ children who are attending neighboring high schools or home-schooled seniors. Scholarships are subject to fund availability.

Program Guidelines & Priorities:

  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, a total family annual income under $75,000, must be a graduating senior, and plan to attend an accredited college or technical/trade school.
  • Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the college or technical/trade school for the full award amount ($1,000) and not to the student. It will be the student’s responsibility to submit to the Berkeley Electric Trust the invoice for tuition and fees, student ID number, and college information.
  • Applicants must have the endorsement of their guidance counselor along with their application attesting that they are qualified for this scholarship program.
  • Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • The application deadline is April 2, 2021.

The applications will be reviewed and recipients will be selected by a committee consisting of  Berkeley Electric Cooperative employees and Berkeley Electric trustees. Scholarships will be awarded in May of each year. For more information contact Patrice Simmons at or (843) 856-8125. 

We are currently accepting applications for our 2021 scholarships. To apply, click here