Newark, OH: The Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up Foundation Board is pleased to announce the creation of a $2,500 Scholarship named in memory of John C. “Jay” Barker.   Mr. Barker was elected as the first Chairman of the Operation Round Up Foundation Board upon establishment of the Foundation in October of 2005.

To be eligible for the JAY BARKER SCHOLARSHIP, students or their parents must be members (customers) of The Energy Cooperative and have completed their freshman year in college.  Qualified candidates must be a resident of Licking County, currently enrolled in college or technical school working towards a degree in a business or finance field.  Preference will be given to students that are involved in community service.*

The Scholarship will be awarded at The Energy Cooperative’s Annual Meeting of Members on May 18, 2015 at The Reese Center.

*Members of the immediate families and persons residing in the households of Directors, Managers, and Distribution cooperative employees and OREC or affiliated organization employees are not eligible to participate.

The Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up is a community service program of its member/consumers. Members “round up” their utility bills to the next dollar and that amount is donated to groups in The Energy Cooperative’s nine county service area who meet the funding guidelines. For more information about Operation Round Up, click here.