Deadline for Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative scholarship is March 7

DADE CITY — Time is running out to apply for this year's scholarship program offered by the Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative.

This year, the company will offer $720,000 in scholarships, funded with unclaimed capital credits. That works out to 90 awards of $8,000, or $1,000 per semester over four years. Since the program began in 1997, the company has given out nearly 1,200 scholarships totaling $5.2 million.

"There is no other entity or organization that I know of that does what we do," said company spokesman David Lambert. Other electric co-ops have scholarship programs, he said, but not on the same scale.

To be eligible, a student must be a high school senior whose family has been a member of the cooperative for at least a year.

Students must have at least a 2.0 grade-point average and must plan to attend an in-state college or technical school.

The application deadline is March 7.

Students should contact their guidance counselor or visit wrec.net/educational_foundation.php to apply or get information.

Lee Logan can be reached at llogan@tampabay.com or (727) 869-6236.

Deadline for Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative scholarship is March 7 02/24/12 [Last modified: Friday, February 24, 2012 8:03pm]

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