Blue Ridge Electric to Host College Bound Essentials Workshop for High School Students

LENOIR, NC (September 15, 2016)…Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation and the Blue Ridge Electric Leadership track will be hosting a three-hour workshop by professional college consultant Elizabeth Hartley, President of Scholarship Gold, Inc. on Thursday, October 13 at 6 PM at the JE Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir.

This workshop is open to and essential for any college-bound student—from the freshman just starting the journey to the junior striving to enter their senior year well prepared for the college application process. The content will equip student to know how to make the best decisions and find the most available funding for their college education.

The cost is just $25 per student and parents can attend free of charge. The Blue Ridge Electric Leadership Track is underwriting $50 per student.

According to Grey Scheer, Director of Community Relations for Blue Ridge Electric, this is an excellent opportunity to receive professional college advice and information. “Each student will receive a binder of material and will be ready to develop their college plan with more resources at hand and with much greater confidence.” “We hosted this workshop in Ashe County in January and received rave reviews from students and parents,” Scheer continued.

The College Bound Essentials is just one of the many opportunities for students to participate in the Blue Ridge Electric Leadership Track. “The only goal of the free Blue Ridge Leadership Track is to help students build an effective resume and improve their interview skills. Both will help students get into the college of their dreams and improve their chances to receive the most funding for their college education,” Scheer explained.

Selected Leadership Track students participated in free leadership camps and trips this summer including the Broyhill Leadership Conference and the Washington Youth Tour. All Leadership Track students will be eligible to compete for Blue Ridge Electric’s eight $4,000 college scholarships during their senior year. Special scholarship opportunities are also available for Leadership Track students in their junior year.

To find out more about the Blue Ridge Electric Leadership Track and the College Bound Essentials Workshop and other opportunities, visit the “In the Community” tab at or contact Grey Scheer at