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SPEC to Award $20,000 in Scholarships to Local Students

Applications are now available for San Patricio Electric Cooperative’s scholarship program. The co-op will award 10 scholarships, worth $2,000 each, to the class of 2019!

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements


  • The applicant must be a senior graduating from a high school or homeschool program located within SPEC’s nine-county service area.


  • The applicant’s parent or legal guardian must be a member of SPEC and receive electric service from the co-op at the student’s primary address.


  • Applicants must be of good character, as evidenced by at least three letters of recommendation from the high school they are currently attending, or the homeschool equivalent.


  • Applicants must provide an official high school transcript.

An independent scholarship committee, made up of former educators, evaluates applications based on financial need, academic achievement, community involvement and leadership abilities. Scholarships can be used at a university, college, vocational or trade school.

Applications are available at here. The deadline to submit all documentation is April 1.

About SPEC’s Scholarship Program

The San Patricio Electric Education Trust was established in 1999 to help local students with the expense of higher education and further the co-op’s commitment to giving back to the communities it serves. Since its inception, the San Patricio Electric Education Trust has awarded more than $1,000,000 in scholarships to local students.

Each scholarship awarded will be paid over a two-year period. Recipients will receive $500 per semester, for their first four semesters, so long as they meet the conditions established for the scholarship program. Recipients are required to successfully complete at least 12 hours per semester and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Submitting Your Scholarship Application

Applications and all required information can be mailed to:

San Patricio Electric Education Trust

c/o San Patricio Electric Cooperative, Inc.

P.O. Box 400

Sinton, TX 78387


If mailing an application, make sure it’s placed in the mail with enough time to ensure all documents are in our office by 5 p.m. on April 1. Late applications will not be considered.


Students may also hand-deliver their applications to our office, located at 402 E. Sinton Street in Sinton, Texas. Please direct any questions to Brittany Williams, at 361-364-2220 ext. 135 or

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