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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (843) 856-8125.
We are currently accepting applications for our 2021 scholarships. To apply, click here.
Tiffania L. Ham Fayall is a single mother of three young adults, she works as a Supplier Quality Lead on the 787 program at Boeing Commercial Aircraft in North Charleston, S.C. for almost 13 years. There she enjoys partnering with various organizations such as the Boeing Business Resource Groups “BRG’s” and Dream Learners, to help grow professional and individual brands in aviation through STEAM education, networking, and leadership. She’s very passionate about working with children and adults through community outreach programs and events. When she isn’t working or volunteering, she loves traveling, cooking, dancing, listening to audio books, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Tiffania is the President of Women in Aviation International- Palmetto Pride Chapter (WAI-PPC) of South Carolina- where she helps promote, empower, and encourage youths and adults in careers through scholarships, personal development, networking, and expanding the aviation industry. She believes, “if you put your heart in it, then what you communicate will reach the hearts of others”.
Tiffania holds an AAS in Leadership Development Management from Trident Technical College, S.C. and currently working on a BS in Technical Project Management and Human Resource Management at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University World Wide. She’s also a 2nd Lt. at Civil Air Patrol, Ace Basin Composite Squadron of Walterboro, S.C. as Safety and Quality Rep. studying Airborne Photographer and Mission Scanner, South Carolina Aviation Association, and 1998 Army Reserve Veteran.