(Cumming, GA, October 29, 2015) The Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation (Foundation), the non-profit charitable entity for Sawnee EMC, announced today that it has awarded its first Brian Johnson Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, which was established by the Foundation in May and is limited to students participating in the Technical College System of Georgia’s Electrical Lineworker Program, is being awarded to Mr. Jacob Brooks of Dawsonville, Georgia.
The Electrical Lineworker Program Scholarship was developed to honor the legacy of one of Sawnee EMC’s employees, Brian Johnson, who lost his life in the line of duty in January 2015. “We wanted to establish this unique program to provide assistance to deserving students who need assistance, and to recognize our former employee, Brian Johnson, and the school he attended”, states Michael A. Goodroe, President and CEO of Sawnee EMC.
Mr. Brooks will receive $500 from the Sawnee Foundation in support of his continuing education to achieve his line worker certification from North Georgia Technical College in Clarksville, Georgia. 100% of the funds for this program come from donations.