Giving back to our community, helping youth achieve their goals
Commitment to community is one of the basic foundations on which Wiregrass Electric Cooperative stands. In our efforts to support students in our community who wish to continue their education, Wiregrass Electric sponsors a $1,000 educational scholarship to a high school senior.
The scholarship is awarded as part of the Electric Cooperative Foundation, Inc., which was created by the electric cooperatives of Alabama in 1997 to provide scholarships for qualifying high school seniors. The scholarships are for study at post-secondary or vocational/technical institutions.
To qualify, a student’s parent or legal guardian must be a member of Wiregrass Electric. The recipient is selected by an independent panel of judges. Applications are available from any Wiregrass Electric office, from area high school guidance counselors or online.
Current Scholarship Opportunities
2021 Electric Cooperative Foundation Scholarship
Applicants for this scholarship should be interested in attending post-secondary or vocational education. In order to qualify for the scholarship, the applicant must be a dependent child of a member of a Wiregrass Electric Cooperative at the time the application is made and through graduation from high school. The application must be submitted directly to the Electric Cooperative Foundation.
This scholarship is separate from Youth Tour and Operation Roundup Scholarships.
2020 Operation Round Up Scholarships
Applicants for traditional student scholarships must be college-bound high school seniors and home-school students attending an accredited two-year or four-year college, technical school, vocational school or continuing education institution in the state of Alabama.
Applicants for a nontraditional scholarship are students attending an accredited two-year or four-year college, technical school, vocational school or continuing education institution in the state of Alabama, who meet at least one (1) of these criteria: delayed enrollment into postsecondary education; financially independent for financial aid purposes; has dependents other than a spouse; is a single parent.
Wallace Community College Lineworker Program
Applicants for this scholarship should be interested in pursuing Wallace Community College’s Pre-apprentice Electrical Lineworker program and show demonstrated financial need.