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Scholarship Program

Southeastern Electric Cooperative Scholarship Program


What is the Rural Electric Cooperative Scholarship Program?

The program is designed to encourage and recognize the academic achievements of the children of Southeastern Electric Cooperative members.  Four (4) $1000 and five (5) $500 scholarships will be awarded. The scholarship must be used for educational costs, and the student must enter college in the fall of the school year of which the scholarship is given.  Checks will be made payable jointly to the student and the college and must be endorsed by both parties.  The scholarship will be paid in August.

Who is Eligible to Receive the Scholarship?

Dependent children of Southeastern Electric Cooperative members are eligible. Also eligible are the natural or adopted children of Southeastern Electric Cooperative members. The applicant must also be a U.S. citizen.

The applicant must be a student who is planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited, two-year or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to other awards, loans or financial assistance the applicant may have obtained.

Previous SEC scholarship winners are not eligible.

How are the Recipients Selected?

     Awards are based on academic excellence which includes but is not limited to the following criteria: Grade point average, (with transcript) work experience, participation in school and community activities. A statement by the student explaining his/her educational and career goals, and a written recommendation by a third party. (ACT/SAT and Accuplacer test scores are not required to be eligible for a scholarship.)

What are the Recipient’s Obligations?

Except for the requirements outlined in this information, no obligations will be imposed upon the student as a scholarship award winner. Other than payment of the scholarship, no obligations or liability are assumed by Southeastern Electric Cooperative.

How Do I Apply?

To apply, you must complete the required criteria along with the scholarship application.

Applications must be returned to Southeastern Electric, 47077 276th St.,

Lennox, SD 57039, or emailed by Friday, February 2, 2024, to be eligible.  Please include a picture of yourself.

Click this link to download the application form

Submit your application to:

Scholarship Committee
Southeastern Electric Cooperative, Inc.
47077 276th St.
Lennox, SD 57039

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