Pedernales Electric is once again offering scholarships to high school and home-schooled seniors in its service area. PEC will provide 30 scholarships — 25 worth $1,000 and five worth $5,000 — to deserving seniors this spring. The scholarships can be used to pay expenses at any accredited university, college, junior college, technical school or trade school. Each scholarship recipient must be a senior in high school, and his or her parents or legal guardians must be PEC members.
Twin sisters Kellie and Lindsey Blair of Burnet both received scholarships last year, which has helped fund their studies at Angelo State University.
“The PEC scholarship, among a few others, has truly been a blessing. Not having to worry about where the money for attending college is coming from for my first few semesters is a dream come true,” said Kellie Blair. “This way I can focus more on my studies and become that much closer to attaining my degree and beginning my career.”
Scholarship recipients are selected based on application responses, academic performance, standardized test results and financial need, as well as motivation and personal character. The PEC Scholarship Committee selects the independent judges who determine recipients.
“An education is one of the greatest tools a young adult can possess today,” said PEC Member Services Manager and 2012 PEC Scholarship Committee President Eddie Dauterive. “By helping our local students pursue their educational goals, we are investing in their and our communities’ futures.”
PEC has supported local students and higher education through its scholarship program for more than a decade. Scholarship recipients will be announced later this spring.
Applications are available online at www.pec.coop/scholarship and must be submitted by Thursday, March 1.