$6,000 in Scholarships Available for Adult Students    

WCEC is currently accepting applications from local adult students interested in receiving college scholarship money. To be eligible for one of the 3 $2,000 scholarships, applicants must be an active member or member spouse over the age of 21. Adult children of members do not qualify.
The applicant cannot previously have won a scholarship from WCEC. The applicant must be accepted into a college, trade school or another postsecondary program, and must be registered for a minimum of nine credit hours, or be the equivalent of a full-time student.
Members who wish to apply should complete and submit an official application with two current letters of reference pertaining to this effort, and a 500-word essay describing the following:
  1. Reasons for continuing your education.
  2. Why you have chosen your particular field of study.
  3. How the degree or certificate will help you with your future goals. 
WCEC's scholarship 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 November 14 . Late entries will not be considered. Applications are available on wcec.org under the Community Programs tab, or by calling the cooperative at (903) 763-2203.

Getting Social. We Like you! Won't You Like Us Back?
We take advantage of many conventional and electronic channels to broadcast information to our members. We post on our website (wcec.org), send out this monthly e-newsletter, and put news in the pages of the Texas Co-op Power magazine. But one of the fastest ways, by far, for our members to get timely cooperative news, is by following us on Facebook. Our followers are some of the first to know about scholarship opportunites, contests, new programs, weather warnings, large-scale-outages, and all manner of cooperative news.
We have over 3,400 followers, but that's just a fraction of our membership. So, we invite the rest of you to "LIKE" and "Follow" us, because we sure like you!

Safety Tips 
Halloween Haunting
From the candy to the costumes, Halloween is a
fun-filled time for kids and parents. To help make it a trick-free treat, follow these simple safety tips:
When decorating your yard for Halloween make sure extension cords are out of foot traffic. Also, check for cracked sockets, frayed or loose wiring or connections. Before using an extension cord outside, make sure it has been rated and tested for "outdoor use."  Extra insulation and protection is added to outdoor versions of extension cords
The, as the littles head out to trick-or-treat, have them carry a flashlight. Also, fasten reflective tape to their costumes to help drivers see them more easily. Remind kids to keep basic safety rules in mind: walk in groups, and look both ways before crossing streets.
If you're driving on Halloween night, keep an extra-sharp eye out. Not only can the quest for candy make kids forgetful about safety, but also
dark-colored costumes can make them even more difficult to see.

 For more safety tips visit our Safety & Consmer Tips
Energy Efficiency Tips 
Cooler temps are just around the corner! Is your home's heating system ready? Remember to replace furnace filters once a month or as recommended. If you heat your home with warm-air registers, baseboard heaters or radiators, remember to clean them regularly to increase efficiency.


For more energy efficiency tips visit our Energy Savings Center.