Scholarship Deadlines are Approaching!

Here is a brief listing of the scholarship and Youth Tour contest opportunities available through Big Country Electric Cooperative. For complete information and applications, click on the Scholarships icon below!

BIG COUNTRY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP –Two (2) scholarships of $4,000 each ($500 per semester for 8 semesters or 4 years) will be awarded. Applicant must reside with a parent or guardian who is a member of Big Country Electric Cooperative (BCEC) and must be a current year graduating senior. Applications due January 30, 2015.

GOVERNMENT-IN-ACTION YOUTH TOUR CONTEST – Open to all Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. Contestants must submit a 2-4 page essay on the topic: Co-ops and Communities Working Together. Essays must be received in a BCEC office by 5:30 pm February 9, 2015. The same week, 6 finalists will be selected from the submitted essays and notified. Finalists will deliver their essay as a speech Monday, February 23, 2015 at 6:30 pm in the Roby High School Auditorium. 3 winners will be selected to win an all-expense paid 10-day trip to Washington, D.C. in June 10 – 19, 2015. You do not have to be a BCEC member to compete and win! Each winner and one runner-up will receive $1,500 scholarships. Essays due February 9, 2015.

TREWA (Texas Rural Electric Women’s Association) SCHOLARSHIP – Fifteen (15) TREWA scholarships, of $1,500 each, will be awarded to TREWA members and their children. Applicants must also be a current member or an employee of a Texas electric cooperative (such as Big Country Electric Cooperative) or an employee of Texas Electric Cooperatives. Applications must be postmarked by March 13, 2015.

GOLDEN SPREAD ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE DIRECTORS’ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $2,000 payable $500 for each of four semesters through the sophomore year. The scholarship is available to an entering freshman college or university student who is a member, or spouse or child of a member, or child whose guardian is a member of a rural electric cooperative (Big Country Electric Cooperative), which is an owner (member) of Golden Spread Electric Cooperative. Applications due March 15, 2015.

If you have questions or need assistance, contact Sarah McLen at (325) 776-3803 or smclen@bigcountry.coop.