2019 SPEC Scholarship Applications will be available on January 1, 2019.
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
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 their 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.
Applications and all required information can be mailed to:San Patricio Electric Education Trust c/o San Patricio Electric Cooperative, Inc. P.O. Box 400 Sinton, TX 78387
If mailing an application, please allow ample time to ensure everything arrives at our office in a timely manner. Applications and supporting documents must be in our office (not postmarked) by 5 p.m. on April 2 to be considered.
Students may also hand-deliver their applications to our office, located at 402 E. Sinton Street in Sinton, Texas. Please direct any questions to Public Relations Coordinator Brittany Williams at 361-364-2220 ext. 135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Scholarship Program
One of our goals as a cooperative is to support the communities we serve, and investing in our future is one way we accomplish that. We are proud to offer a scholarship program that enables local students to pursue their educational goals.
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 $775,000 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.
2018 Scholarship Recipients
San Patricio Electric Education Trust awarded $20,000 in scholarships to the class of 2018. Each of these students was awarded a $2,000 scholarship to be split among their first four semesters of college.
Abigail Huie, A.C. Jones High School
Abigale Russell, Sinton High School
Alyson Pawlik, George West High School
Catherine Hyde, George West High School
Dustin Cass, Odem High School
Lois Downing, A.C. Jones High School
Louden Ramirez, Sinton High School
Paul Higdon, Refugio High School
Rebekah Halepaska, Orange Grove High School
Stephanie Munson, Skidmore-Tynan High 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.