SOUTHWEST TEXAS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Golden Spread) of Amarillo, Texas, a generation and transmission cooperative owned by 15 Texas and 1 Oklahoma electric distribution cooperatives, founded the scholarship in 1991 with an initial contribution in memory of James T. Hull, Dwight Hutchinson and Connie Gupton. Continuing contributions by Golden Spread and various individuals provide additional capital for the scholarship fund.
The Founders intended that the names of other Golden Spread directors who have been faithful stewards for the Golden Spread family be included in those remembered. Formed in memory of individuals who were dedicated to the development and advancement of rural electrification for the benefit of their Member-Consumers, the scholarship provides financial assistance for qualified electric cooperative family members seeking a higher education.
The scholarship is $2000, payable $500 for each of four semesters through the sophomore year. Satisfactory scholastic performance and appropriate personal standards must be maintained for continuing eligibility. The deadline to submit an application is March 1st. Selected recipients will be notified by April-May and photos will be posted on the Golden Spread website: www.gsec.com
Students must possess the qualities of honor, integrity, thrift, good moral character and a sincere desire to achieve their educational goals. Grades are not the sole criteria in awarding the scholarship, however, grades may determine the final award if all other things are found equal by the Scholarship Selection Committee. Students must maintain a 2.5 G.P.A. (or equivalent), be enrolled full-time as defined by the college, university or technical/trade school and maintain appropriate personal standards for continuing eligibility.
The scholarship Selection Committee is the Executive Committee of Opportunity Plan, Inc., along with one individual designated by the Board of Directors of Golden Spread.
To apply for the scholarship, students may either pick up an application form at their Member Cooperative, Golden Spread offices in Amarillo or Lubbock, or access the scholarship form located at www.gsec.coop/Public/Community/Scholarship
Southwest Texas Electric CooperativeOutages: 325-853-2546 Office: 325-853-2544
101 East Gillis, P.O. Box 677
Eldorado, Texas 76936
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