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Scholarship Program

San Patricio Electric Cooperative Scholarship

Congratulations to our 2019 Scholarship Recipients!

San Patricio Electric Cooperative awarded 10 scholarships, worth $2,000 each, to the class of 2019! Recipients were selected by an independent scholarship selection committee, which evaluated applicants based on academic achievement, leadership abilities, community involvement and financial need.

The SPEC 2019 Scholarship Recipients are:

             Jennifer Calderone, Pettus High School

             Jessica Horalek, Skidmore-Tynan High School

             Kayla Rutkowski, Skidmore-Tynan High School

             Kolton Witherspoon, Odem-Edroy High School

             Laura Kieschnick, Sinton High School

             Leah Malone, A.C. Jones High School

             Madeline Dougherty, Skidmore-Tynan High School

             Madison Arthur, A.C. Jones High School

             Mandy Long, Orange Grove High School

             Reagan Kopplin, Three Rivers High School


About the Scholarship Program

The San Patricio Electric Education Trust was established in 1999 to help local students with the expense of higher education and further the co-op’s commitment to giving back to the communities it serves. Since its inception, the San Patricio Electric Education Trust has awarded more than $1,000,000 in scholarships to local students.

Each scholarship awarded is split evenly among the student’s first four semesters of college, provided the student continues to meet the requirements established for the program. After each semester, the student must submit documentation to show they have maintained a GPA of 2.5 or higher, are enrolled as a full-time student and have successfully completed a full-time course load.


Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Scholarship applications for the class of 2020 will be available on January 1, 2020.

  • The applicant must be a senior graduating from a high school or homeschool program located within SPEC’s nine-county service area (Aransas, Bee, Goliad, Jim Wells, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio County).
  • The applicant’s parent or legal guardian must be a member of SPEC and receive electric service from the co-op at the student’s primary address.
  • Applicants must be of good character, as evidenced by at least three letters of recommendation from the high school they are currently attending, or the homeschool equivalent.
  • Applicants must provide an official high school transcript.

An independent scholarship committee, made up of former educators, evaluates applications based on financial need, academic achievement, community involvement and leadership abilities. Scholarships can be used at a university, community college, trade or vocation school.


San Patricio Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a member owned rural electric cooperative, established in 1938.  SPEC serves approximately 7,500 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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