$25K in College Scholarships to be Awarded in 2015
April 6 Application Deadline Nears!
Wood County Electric Cooperative, Inc. (WCEC) is currently accepting applications from area high school students and college electrical engineering students interested in scholarships. WCEC currently has 10 $2,000 scholarships available to high school students. To be eligible, students must be a dependent of an active WCEC. Applicants must write a 450 to 500 word essay describing themselves and their current interest and their plans and goals for the future (educational, professional, personal) and describe why they have chosen their field of study.
In addition to the essays, a completed WCEC application, two letters of reference and a school certification of academic standing should accompany submissions. The judging panel will give weight to the essay, academic achievements, civic participation, extracurricular participation, and financial need. The top 10 scores will each win a $2,000 college scholarship that is applicable to any four year college, as well as secondary vocational and technical schools. All funds will be paid directly to the college, once the student is enrolled.
There is one $5,000 scholarship reserved for a college Junior that has already been accepted and is enrolled into an accredited electrical engineering program. This recipient must be a dependent of an active WCEC member, and must submit a 1,000 word topical essay outlining a major challenge they believe to be facing the electricity distribution industry in the future. Funds for this scholarship will also be paid directly to the college and split evenly between the Junior and Senior years.
These programs are funded entirely by unclaimed capital credit payments returned to WCEC by the state of Texas. All entries must be received at WCEC headquarters by April 6, 2015. Late entries will not be considered. To enter, students should download the appropriate application online HERE.