Clouatre Awarded Walter Harrison Scholarship
Maison Clouatre is one of 11 students statewide to become a deserving recipient of a $1,000 check for secondary education expenses. The Habersham Central High School student was awarded the Walter Harrison Scholarship which is sponsored by the electric co-ops in Georgia, including Habersham EMC. The selections by the scholarship committee were based on academic achievements, extracurricular activities and community service.
Earlier this year, Clouatre competed among 78 other students who applied for the scholarship which provides $1,000 to help offset rising costs associated with obtaining a college degree.
“Each year the quality of applicants for the scholarship continues to go up,” says Susan Baker, Manager of Marketing and Communications with Habersham EMC. “The judges noted how competitive the field was this year, making Maison’s selection in the top 11 quite the nod to his scholastic achievements.”
Applicants for the scholarship were required to submit brief essays explaining why they would be good candidates for the scholarship, while also outlining their educational and career goals and any special circumstances to be considered.
A statewide panel of judges considered a number of factors such as academic excellence (judged by performance in school, grade point average, SAT scores and scholastic honors), extracurricular activities such as participation in student clubs and organizations, and a commitment to serve others. Family income and recommendation letters from academic counselors and teachers were considered as well.
The scholarship can be applied to any accredited two or four-year university, college or vocational-technical school in Georgia.
Maison is the son of Mitchell and Ashley Clouatre of Mt. Airy. He plans to attend Mercer University in Macon and pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering, where he also wants to research systems that could supply electricity to areas of the world that do not currently have it.
Maison has been honored as the STAR Student at Habersham Central High School as well as a Governor’s Honors semi-finalist in math, has earned his academic letter, has been awarded a Georgia Certificate of Merit and has earned the highest achievement in AP Chemistry at his high school.