San Patricio Electric Cooperative will award 25 scholarships, worth $2,000 each, to graduating high school seniors in the co-op’s service territory. The scholarships are exclusively available to students whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) are SPEC members and receive electric service from the cooperative at the student’s primary address.
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 education 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 $1,040,000 in scholarships to local students.
An independent scholarship committee will consider each scholarship application and award 25 scholarships to students based on financial need, academic achievement, community involvement and leadership abilities.
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. Recipients are required to successfully complete at least 12 hours per semester and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
SPEC will accept applications through April 1.
Applicants must be seniors graduating from a high school or homeschooling program located within one of the nine counties served by SPEC.
The applicant’s parent or legal guardian must be a SPEC member and receive electric service at the applicant’s primary place of residence.
Applicants must provide at least three letters of reference from the high school they are currently attending, or the homeschool equivalent.
How to apply
Complete an application
Send us three letters of recommendation from school faculty, or the homeschool equivalent
Provide us with an official transcript from your school
All required records should be mailed to:
San Patricio Electric Education Trust
c/o San Patricio Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Attention: Brittany Williams
P.O. Box 400
Sinton, Texas 78397
Help Support Our Scholarship Program
The success of our scholarship program is dependent on the generous donations of our members. Typical contributions come from retired capital credit checks. Some members choose to give back a portion of their capital credits checks, others automatically allocate their credits to the fund each year and some donate them after estate settlements.
If you would like to donate your capital credits to the scholarship program, please give us a call at 361-364-2220. Your donations help ensure the San Patricio Electric Education Trust will have the funds necessary to continue awarding scholarships for years to come. Thank you for taking an interest in our Youth!
Our scholarship program is also funded in part by unclaimed capital credits. Each year, we make every reasonable effort to locate former members who are owed capital credits. When those members cannot be located, we escheat that money to the state. Then, the state returns a portion of those escheated funds to the San Patricio Electric Education Trust to be used for our scholarship program.
Questions? Call us at 361-364-2220 ext. 135 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.