SPEC to Award $50,000 in Scholarships

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San Patricio Electric Cooperative will award 10 scholarships, worth $5,000 each, to graduating high school seniors in the co-op’s service territory this year. The scholarships are exclusively available to students whose parents or legal guardians are SPEC members and receive electric service from the cooperative at the student’s primary address.


An independent scholarship committee will consider each scholarship application and award 10 scholarships to students based on financial need, academic achievement, community involvement and leadership abilities.


Each scholarship awarded will be paid over a two-year period. Recipients will receive $1,250 per semester for their first four semesters, so long as they meet the conditions established for the scholarship 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.


Since 1999, San Patricio Electric Education Trust has awarded more than $1.2 million in scholarships to area students as part of our commitment to the communities we serve.


Eligibility requirements

  • Applicants must be seniors graduating from a high school or homeschool 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 a scholarship application

  • Submit three letters of recommendation from school faculty, or the homeschool equivalent

  • Provide us with an official transcript from your school


SPEC scholarship applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on April 1.