At WCEC we support higher education at every level. This spring we'll give 15 high school seniors a $1,000 scholarship each. And, because we believe in and support the trades, 2 of the 15 $1,000 scholarships are reserved for those career tracts.

To be eligible, applicants must be a graduating senior, and a dependent of an active WCEC member, and living in a household on WCEC's distribution system. 

Applicants must complete an official WCEC application that includes academic standing certified by a school official, 2 letters of reference, and an essay. In the short essay, the applicant should describe themselves including current interests, educational, professional and personal goals, and describe why they have chosen their particular field of study.

For those awarded a scholarship, funds will be paid directly to the college or trade school.

This program is 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, 2021. 

Applications are available online at, under the programs & sponsorships tab.