$3,000 in Scholarships Available for Adult Students
Applications are being accepted from adult students interested in receiving financial help with their continuing education. The co-op is offering three $1,000 Power Upward scholarships, which expand upon an already robust scholarship program WCEC has in place for high school students.
To be eligible to apply, applicants must be 21 years old or over, and must be an active member or member spouse living on the system. Adult children of members do not qualify. This scholarship is strictly for members!
Eligible applicants cannot previously have won a scholarship from WCEC. The applicant must be accepted into a college, trade school or another post secondary program, and must be registered for a minimum of nine credit hours or be the equivalent of a full-time student.
To apply, complete and submit an official application, available at wcec.org, with two current letters of reference pertaining to this effort, and a 500-word essay describing the following:
- Reasons for continuing your education.
- Why you have chosen your particular field of study.
- How the degree or certificate will help you with your future goals.
All scholarship programs at WCEC 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 November 18. Late entries will not be considered. Applications are available under the Programs & Sponsorship tab on our website, or by calling the cooperative at (903) 763-2203.