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(CUMMING, GA)  The Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation (Foundation) announced today that it recently awarded twenty (20) local high school seniors each with a $5,000 scholarship in support of its mission to support education in the areas served by Sawnee EMC.  “The Youth Scholarship Program is a shining example of what the Foundation and Sawnee EMC are all about, which is their commitment to being a partner and supporter in the various communities Sawnee EMC serves,” states Blake House, Vice President of Sawnee EMC’s Member Services. 

The Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation scholarship recipients for 2024 are:

  • Madeline Braley
    South Forsyth High School
  • Jon Burton, Jr.
    Providence Christian Academy
  • Caroline Clark
    South Forsyth High School
  • Cecilia Daimiel
    Lambert High School
  • Suyash Dwivedi
    Forsyth Central High School
  • Parker Ferrer
    Forsyth Central High School
  • Surya Ganjikunta
    Alliance Academy for Innovation
  • Shaina Jhanji
    South Forsyth High School
  • Karlie Kandul
    Lambert High School
  • Neharika Koppineedi
    Lambert High School
  • Matthew McCrory
    Johns Creek High School
  • Jessica Muniz
    Promise Preparatory Academy
  • Sunny Nguyen
    Sequoyah High School
  • Matthew Quach
    South Forsyth High School
  • Abigail Shoemaker
    North Forsyth High School
  • Mannan Singh
    Lambert High School
  • Grady Waple
    Innovation Academy High School
  • Joshua Wilson
    South Forsyth High School
  • Dhanvin Yajaman
    Innovation Academy High School
  • Hayden Zumbrum
    South Forsyth High School

To date, and including this year’s recipients, the Foundation has awarded $1,252,500 in scholarships to 292 exceptional high schools seniors within Sawnee EMC’s seven-county service area.

“Supporting those in need in our communities, and helping these outstanding students continue their education is a key part of meeting the Foundation’s core mission,” states Ms. Sylvia Lundberg, Chairman of the Foundation’s Board.  “We look forward to seeing the exciting things this year’s recipients will accomplish after high school and wish them much success in the future,” she further added.

Questions about this program or the Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation can be found online at or directed to Mandy Love, Director of Marketing for Sawnee EMC at 678-455-1579 or via email at

About Sawnee EMC and the Sawnee Foundation 

Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation is an electric distribution cooperative headquartered in Cumming, Georgia. Sawnee serves electricity to approximately 199,000 accounts in seven (7) counties of greater north Georgia. The Sawnee Electric Foundation was created in 2003 with the mission of providing charitable donations within the Sawnee communities. The Foundation exists to enhance the way of life for those in need, with financial assistance to selected charitable organizations. Sawnee always stands ready to meet the needs of its members/owners. SEMC strives daily to live up to their motto…

“At Sawnee EMC, We’re More Than Electricity, We’re Service”.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.