Washington Electric Cooperative will once again award four scholarships totaling $3,000 to children of co-op members.
This scholarship program is for children of Washington Electric consumers and is administered by Washington Electric. Scholarship awards will be given to the first- and second-place winners in two divisions - boys and girls. The first-place winner in each division will receive a $1,000 cash award, with second-place winners each receiving a $500 cash award. These awards will be presented at the cooperative's annual meeting on June 2.
The first-place winners in each division will also advance to the statewide level of competition sponsored by the Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives association, where 14 winners from throughout Ohio will receive more than $20,000 in scholarship awards.
Applicants must be graduating seniors who have all basic credits for college or proper vocational or technical school entrance. They must also be a son, daughter or legal ward of a Washington Electric Cooperative member living on the co-op's lines. Applicants in both divisions must have a current career average of "B" or better (minimum 3.5 on a 4-point scale) to be eligible. Any applicant who has received a full scholarship (tuition, room, board and books) to the school of his/her choice is not eligible for this scholarship program.
Application forms are available at the student's high school guidance office, online at www.weci.org, or by contacting Washington Electric Cooperative. The deadline to apply is Feb. 10.
Questions may be directed to Jennifer Greene, director of marketing and member services, by calling (740) 373-2141 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington Electric is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative serving portions of six counties in southeastern Ohio. It is headquartered in Marietta.