Since 1995, Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s Power for Progress Scholarship Program has provided more than $256,000 in academic assistance to students pursuing a college degree or vocational school certificate. The tradition continues this year with Southwestern’s pledge to award $10,000 in scholarship money to 10 students in spring 2020 for use in the fall 2020 semester.
Scholarship recipients can apply the funding to tuition at any accredited university, college or technical school in the U.S.
Scholarship applications may be downloaded using links at the bottom of the page or picked up from the co-op’s office at 525 U.S. Route 40 in Greenville. You may also request an application by calling Susan File at (800) 637-8667.
Separate applications will be provided for high school seniors graduating in 2020 and students who graduated from high school in previous years.
The completed application and supplemental materials—including a cover letter, academic transcripts, attendance records and financial information—must be delivered to Southwestern Electric’s headquarters (525 U.S. Route 40 in Greenville), in a single envelope, by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020.
Note: We're no longer accepting applications for 2020, but reviewing the information on this page will prepare you for 2021. We look forward to seeing your application next year!
- The applicant (or the applicant’s parent/legal guardian) must be an active member of Southwestern Electric Cooperative. Southwestern Electric board members, employees, and their immediate families, are not eligible.
- The applicant must meet all academic requirements for admission to an accredited university, college, or technical school, and be admitted to that institution as a full-time student in 2020.
- The entire application must be completed in full, and received with the appropriate supplementary materials, in advance of the application deadline, February 14, 2020.
For more information on the "Power for Progress" Scholarship Program, please contact Susan File at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 637-8667, ext. 5924.