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Scholarship Program

San Patricio Electric Cooperative Scholarship


Congratulations to our 2017 Scholarship Recipients!

We proudly awarded $100,000 in scholarships to the class of 2017! These 20 high school seniors will each recieve a $5,000 scholarship, paid over the first four semesters of continued education. The students must be considered full-time students and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher to be eligible for each payment.

Recipients were selected by an independent scholarship committee who evaluated applications based on leadership abilities, community involvement, academic achievement and financial need.

The scholarship program is made possible through the San Patricio Electric Education Trust. It is open to high school seniors in the SPEC’s nine-county service area. Eligible students must be enrolled at an area high school or in a non-traditional education setting, such as homeschooling. In addition, the student’s parents or guardians must be members of the cooperative and receive SPEC service at their primary address. Applications for the Class of 2018 will be available in January.



Scholarship Requirements

  • Scholarships are available to students whose parents or guardians are active members of San Patricio Electric Cooperative, Inc. and receive electric service from the cooperative at their primary place of residence.


  • Applicants must be seniors graduating from a high school located within one of the nine counties served by San Patricio Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Aransas, Bee, Goliad, Jim Wells, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio County) or successfully completing a nontraditional secondary education.


  • San Patricio Electric Cooperative scholarships will be granted to support attendance at a recognized institution of higher education, which may be either a college/university or a vocational/technical institution.


  • Applicants must be of good character, as evidenced by at least three (3) letters from teachers, principals, counselors, etc., from the high school they are currently attending (or from equivalent sources if the Applicant is completing a nontraditional secondary education).


  • Applicants must demonstrate dedication to pursuit of a degree program at that institution of higher education.


  • Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of funds available and the applicant’s eligibility as determined, in their sole discretion, by the Trustees sitting as a Selection Committee.


  • Applications must be received no later than April 3rd. Scholarship recipients will be announced within ninety (90) days of this date by the Trustees.


  • Recipient must carry a minimum of 12 hours or be considered by the registrar to be a full-time student. (i.e. Vocational Schools)


Send Applications to:       San Patricio Electric Education Trust

                                            c/o San Patricio Electric Cooperative, Inc.
                                            Attn: Ron Hughes, General Manager
                                            P. O. Drawer 400 
                                            Sinton, Texas 78387



About the program

The San Patricio Electric Education Trust was established by San Patricio Electric Cooperative in 1999 to provide area students with the funds necessary to continue their education goals. Each year an independent scholarship committee awards a number of scholarships to these students based on their leadership abilities, community involvement, academic achievement and financial need.

The success of this program is dependent on donations from members like you. Your contributions help ensure that there will be funding available for generations to come. Typical contributions to the trust can be cash donations, donated capital credit retirement checks or donated San Patricio Electric Cooperative capital credits from estate settlements. 

If you would like to donate to the San Patricio Electric Education Trust Fund, please contact customer service at 361-364-2220. We will be glad to work with you to assure the Education Trust gets the most from your donation. 

Thank you for taking an interest in our area youth.


San Patricio Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a member owned rural electric cooperative, established in 1938.  San Patricio Electric Coop serves approximately 9,790 member-consumers in nine area counties which include San Patricio, Bee, Live Oak, Refugio, McMullen, Jim Wells, Goliad, Aransas, and Nueces Counties.


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