$12K in College Scholarships to be Awarded
WCEC is currently accepting applications from area students interested in receiving scholarship money for college or trade school. For 2019, there will be ten $1,000 scholarships available for students attending college and two $1,000 scholarships for students enrolling in a trade or certificate program. To be eligible, applicants must be members or dependents of active WCEC members.
Applicants must complete an official WCEC application that includes academic standing certified by a school official, two letters of reference, and an essay. In the 500-word-or-under essay, the applicant should describe themselves including current interests, educational, professional and personal goals, and expess why they have chosen their particular field of study.
The judging panel will give weight to the essay, academic achievements, civic participation and extracurricular participation. For those awarded a scholarship, funds will be paid directly to the college or trade school.
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 5, 2019. Late entries will not be considered. To enter, students can pick up an application at WCEC headquarters at 501 S. Main Street in Quitman, or download it from: http://www.wcec.org/programs-sponsorships/scholarships/