SPEC Scholarship Applications Due April 2
The April 2 deadline for San Patricio Electric Cooperative’s scholarship program is quickly approaching. All applications must be in our office by 5 p.m. on that date.
If you’re planning to mail in your scholarship application, please allow ample time for the information to be delivered by April 2. Late applications will not be considered.
SPEC will award $20,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors within our service area. A total of 10 scholarships are up for grabs, each worth $2,000.
Scholarships are exclusively available to students whose parents or legal guardians are SPEC members and receive electric service from the cooperative at their primary address.
Students must be graduating from a high school within our nine-county service territory: San Patricio, Live Oak, Bee, Refugio, McMullen, Jim Wells, Goliad, Aransas and Nueces. Students graduating from a nontraditional secondary education within our service area, such as homeschooling, are also eligible to apply.
Applicants must be of good character, as evidenced by at least three letters of recommendation from educators and staff at the school they are currently attending (or homeschool equivalent). An official high school transcript should accompany the student’s application.
Applications are available at www.sanpatricioelectric.org/scholarship.
All required documents should be mailed to:
San Patricio Electric Education Trust
c/o San Patricio Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Attention: Ron Hughes, General Manager
P.O. Drawer 400
Sinton, TX 78387
Alternatively, applications can be hand-delivered to our office, located at 402 E. Sinton Street in Sinton. If you have questions regarding the scholarship or application process, please give us a call at 361-364-2220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How are recipients selected?
An independent selection committee, made up of former educators, considers each application and determines which students will receive a scholarship. Before they review each application, SPEC removes all identifying information, so the selection committee does not know whose application belongs to who.
In making their decision, the selection committee considers financial need, academic achievement, community involvement and leadership abilities.