SECO Energy’s Board of Trustees has continued its long-standing college scholarship program for 2017. The Board has approved for up to $36,000 in college scholarships be awarded to graduating high school seniors who live in a home served by SECO. The application deadline is March 31, 2017.
Students from area high schools will compete for twelve (12) $3,000 scholarships to an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school. To qualify, students must be a graduating high school senior, live in a home serviced by SECO, and plan to be enrolled as a full-time student in the fall.
The SECO Scholarship program began in 1996 and has granted over $500,000 to local students who dream of a college education. Concern for Community is a key cooperative principle, and as a not-for-profit electric cooperative, SECO believes in supporting its members and communities by providing financial assistance to aspiring scholars.
CEO Jim Duncan stated, “Central Florida is full of smart, talented young people who are growing into the leaders of tomorrow. We want to entice these talented folks to return to the area and hopefully be interested in pursuing a career in the energy industry. I am proud that SECO is an advocate for education and academia.”
Ray Vick, Board of Trustees President, stated, “The Board is proud to continue its service to our communities by sponsoring students who want to further their education. On behalf of myself and the Board, we are excited to meet the newest crop of SECO scholars at the winners’ banquet that is held in May.”