In 2023, the Southside Opportunity Fund will award $1,000 scholarships to students served by the Cooperative. This fund was created by Southside Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors to increase our ability to support the future academic endeavors of students whose primary residence is served by SEC. The fund is supported through fundraising efforts and donations from individuals and businesses, and bequests.
A combination of weighted criteria is used in the selection process: 45 percent financial need, 45 percent academic achievement and 10 percent personal statement. Funds received must be applied toward tuition, student fees, room and board or textbooks.
- Applicant’s primary residence must receive its electric power from Southside Electric Cooperative.
- Applicant must receive a high school diploma or GED by the fall of 2023.
- Applicant must be entering his or her first semester at a college or technical/trade school in the fall. Proof of admission will be required if selected to receive a scholarship.