SECO Energy has extended its 2020 Youth Scholarship Program deadline from Friday, March 27, to Friday, May 1, in response to Florida school district closures to protect students from COVID-19 risk. Applications will also be accepted without the normally required counselor signatures.
For over two decades, SECO Energy’s Board of Trustees has renewed its annual commitment to members and the communities the cooperative serves by approving the Scholarship Program for local students. A total of $36,000 is available for 12 recipients to receive $3,000 each.
SECO Energy has adjusted the eligibility requirements for the 2020 Scholarship Program to better align with its corporate goals. SECO believes its annual scholarships are a way to spark an interest in energy industry careers and should be used as a recruitment tool.
To be eligible to apply, the student must be interested in pursuing a career in the energy sector. The student must live in a home served by SECO and be a high school senior who is graduating this school year (2019-2020). Awardees must be enrolled full-time in an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school located in Florida by the end of 2020. Students should also be pursuing a degree in technology, engineering, math or business. The student may also pursue a certification directly related to jobs in the electric industry.
CEO Jim Duncan stated, “SECO Energy has provided youth scholarships to help students complete their quest for a higher education for over twenty years. We firmly believe in supporting students who are interested in a career in the energy industry and didn’t want to let the current COVID-19 situation block these local students. Extending the youth scholarship program deadline to May 1 will allow students the flexibility to complete the application process.”
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