SECO ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR 2014

Posted on: January 03, 2014

January 3, 2014

SECO ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR 2014
Seniors from Marion, Citrus, Lake, Sumter, Pasco, Levy & Hernando Counties Eligible

Sumterville, FL – The SECO Board of Trustees has voted to continue SECO’s scholarship program for 2014.  Up to twelve deserving high school seniors from the cooperative’s service territory will each receive a $3,000 scholarship to assist them in going on to a college or technical school following their graduation. 

SECO’s scholarship program has proven very popular with SECO members and, over the years, has helped many deserving students attain higher learning when that might have been difficult otherwise. 
SECO Director of Corporate Communications Barry Bowman said, “The selection of those students who will receive scholarships will be based on each individual’s past and present activities in school and the community, financial need and scholastic record.  All applicants will be evaluated by an independent panel of educators from around the SECO service territory.”

He noted that to qualify, graduates must reside in a home being served by SECO and be enrolled in an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school by the end of 2014.  Applications are now available at area high school guidance offices and at any of SECO’s customer service centers in Marion, Lake, Citrus, and Sumter counties.  They must be returned to SECO no later than April 4, 2014.

“The SECO scholarship program reaffirms the Co-op’s commitment to the future of our young people, and while the program has no impact on the cost of electricity, it is a significant benefit for those awardees struggling to fund their higher education,” concluded Bowman.

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