Operation Round Up Programs

Community Smiles

The rounded-up funds from our members are distributed throughout our community by offering bill assistance to members, scholarships to high school seniors, technical/trade school scholarships to students, lineman scholarships for power lineman programs, grants for teachers that have B.I.G. ideas, and Southern Crescent Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

ORU has also helped in funding larger community project such as The Link, The Madras Community Center, and Mary Ray Memorial Schoolhouse in Coweta County.

Think B.I.G. with Bright Idea Grants

Bright Idea Grants began in 2005. The purpose is to help with the “BIG” ideas our educators have for our future leaders. Many teachers develop innovative classroom projects but lack the funds to implement the projects. Our Bright Ideas Grants fund these projects for teachers. 20 Grants up to $1,500 for each classroom project, totaling $30,000. Applications open in May, close in August, and awarded in November. Winners are selected by a panel of judges based on creativity, defining goals of the project, students’ involvement, and learning objective. Click here to learn more or apply!


Melissa Segars Scholarships

This scholarship program was established in memory of Melissa Segars, a young lady from our area whose undaunting personal courage in the face of severe physical limitations inspired thousands. Melissa lost her battle for life during a heart-lung transplant operation, but her bravery and love for life lives on in all who know her story. The community spirit she fostered is the inspiration for these scholarships. Heavy emphasis will be placed on the applicants’ personal involvement
in community service and what they have done to make their community a better place in which to live. This $3,000 scholarship is for a 4 -year college student. ORU is proud to offer this scholarship assistance to deserving high school seniors in our service area.


Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Southern Crescent in honor of the late Mr. Farr

He was born May 20, 1912. He was a graduate of Fayette County High School, Class of 1930, and in 1945 was one of the principal organizers of the Coweta-Fayette Electric Membership Corporation. Farr served the organization for 61 years. He was a charter member of the Fayette County Kiwanis Club and was a member of the Fayette County Board of Education for 10 years. In later years, Farr’s wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and Farr and Elaine Gaillard, director of Ashley Glen in Peachtree City, put together the first Alzheimer’s Walk in Fayette County. Mr. Farr died at age 94 on September 26, 2006.

2024 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Southern Crescent-Peachtree City, GA Saturday, October 5, 2024  Time: Arrival 8:00 am/Opening Ceremony 9:00 am  Location: Fred Brown Jr. Amphitheater 201 McIntosh Trail Peachtree City, GA 30269


Technical/Trade School Scholarships

The Coweta-Fayette Technical/Trade School Scholarship was established by the Trust Board in 2000. This $1,000 scholarship is for students who plan to further their education at a technical college offering associate degrees, diplomas and trade school certificate programs.


Lineman Scholarships

The Lineman scholarship is the newest one that has been added. This $3,500 scholarship was established by The CFEMC Trust Operation Round-Up program in 2021. This scholarship honors those who are following their dreams of becoming a lineman and are accepted into the West Georgia Technical Lineman Program.


Special Projects

Mary Ray Memorial Schoolhouse Renovation 2023

The Mary Ray Memorial School House, also known as the Raymond Community Center, is a community center in the small community of Raymond in Coweta County, Ga. It was founded in 1908 and was used as a school until 1948. The building can be rented to hold events. It has a wonderful space for family reunions, birthday parties and anything else you would like to celebrate. For more information on renting please call 678-378-5881.

This is a voluntary program and our members can sign up or opt out at any time by completing the following application or by contacting a Customer Service Representative at 770-502-0226.

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How this Program Works
All money collected from our members is placed in an interest-bearing account and managed by an independent board of directors, the Coweta-Fayette Trust Board. By participating, you will contribute an average of 50¢ per month…a small amount which will be combined with other contributions to make a big difference in our local communities!
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