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First Electric Cooperative in Jacksonville plans to award a $2,000 college scholarship to recent high school graduates in each of the cooperative's five districts.

Jessieville student Jax Belin, of Hot Springs Village, is one of the five students selected.

Scholarships are funded by the co-op's Operation Round-Up program. First Electric members who participate in Operation Round-Up volunteer to have their monthly electric bill rounded up to the next even dollar amount. That money is held in a trust and given as scholarships to high school seniors and as donations to local nonprofit organizations.

First Electric Cooperative serves more than 93,000 active accounts throughout 18 counties in central and southeast Arkansas. The cooperative also has full-service offices in Bryant, Heber Springs, Perryville and Stuttgart.

For more information, call 800-489-7405 or visit or

School on 05/06/2018

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