Completed scholarship applications must be in the Fredericksburg CTEC office by 5 p.m., Friday, February 26. This year CTEC is offering twenty-five $1,000 college scholarships, bringing the combined amount of financial help awarded to area students over the program’s 24-year history to $639,000!
Scholarships will be awarded based upon the applicant’s eligibility and will be granted to students who attend a recognized Texas institution of higher education. Recipients must carry a minimum of 12 hours or be considered by the registrar to be a full-time student. All scholarships will be mailed directly to the financial aid office of the selected school for the fall 2021 semester. A scholarship selection committee, appointed by the Board of Directors of Central Texas Electric Cooperative, will choose candidates and alternates for the 25 scholarships to be awarded.
Applicants must be active members, or immediate family, whose primary residence is served by CTEC. This means the electric service must be in the name of the applicant or the applicant’s parent or guardian. These scholarships are not just for high school students, but any age planning to further their education.
Applicants must be of good character as evidenced by at least two letters of recommendation from teachers, principals, counselors, etc., from the school they currently attend. For applicants returning to school after an extended absence, recommendation letters will be accepted from previous employers, supervisors, ministers, etc. Applicants must demonstrate a coherent degree plan and willingness to pursue a course of higher learning.
For high school seniors, CTEC has sent information to many area schools where CTEC has meters. Applications are also available at all CTEC offices and can also be downloaded from the co-op’s website at ctec.coop. Questions can be directed to Patricia Stehling in Fredericksburg at 1-800-900-CTEC (2832) or (830) 997-2126.