Local Student Wins State Scholarship
South Kentucky RECC is pleased to announce that Holly Estes, of Eubank,
has been awarded a $1,000.00 Kentucky Women in Rural Electrification (WIRE)
scholarship. Kentucky WIRE is a group of women representing the 26 electric
cooperatives across the state, including South Kentucky RECC.
Estes is quite a cooperative success story. In 2013, Holly was a South Kentucky
RECC Washington Youth Tour winner, and then in 2014, she was a recipient of the
SKRECC $1,000.00 Senior Scholarship.
Holly has been studying at Somerset Community College and is transferring to
Western Kentucky University to begin the fall semester. Her major is
accounting, and she plans to participate in the WKU Joint
Undergraduate-Masters Program, which provides academically outstanding
students the opportunity to complete both their undergraduate and graduate
degree in five years. With Hollys previous two years at Somerset
Community College, she feels she can complete the program in three years. From
there, her plans include taking the exam to become a certified public
Holly is the daughter of Ricky and Carolyn Estes, Eubank.
Kentucky WIRE scholarships are open to any eligible student whose family is
served by a Kentucky electric cooperative, such as South Kentucky RECC, and has
at least 60 hours of credit at a Kentucky college or university by the start of
the fall term. (Electric cooperative employees, directors, managers, and their
relatives, and those of Big Rivers Electric Corporation, East Kentucky Power
Cooperative, and the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives, are not
eligible.) Applications are usually available by March of each year and due in