Lamar Electric To Award Scholarships

Lamar Electric will award six $1000 academic scholarships on July 31, 2020. Each year, Lamar Electric awarded six $1000 academic scholarships at our April Annual Meeting. This year, the Lamar Meeting has been canceled due to the COVID-19 virus, but the drawing for the scholarships will still take place.

Lamar Electric has reopened the time period for scholarship applications to be received at the cooperative office. The new deadline is Friday, July 24th by 5 p.m. The recipients will be selected in a random drawing of qualified students that will stream on the Lamar Electric Facebook page live, Friday, July 31st at 10 a.m. The winners of the scholarships will be announced on Lamar Electric’s Facebook page and website.

The money used for these scholarships is from unclaimed deposits or refunds from our members. The law allows Lamar Electric to use a portion of these funds for scholarships; otherwise, the money is turned over to the state. Each member can still file a claim with the state of Texas for unclaimed checks.

To be considered for a Lamar Electric Cooperative scholarship, the student must:

-Live full time in a residence served by Lamar Electric; AND

-Be a graduating senior attending a high school or accredited homeschool program within the counties served by Lamar Electric Cooperative.

These scholarships are awarded to students who plan to pursue an academic degree or certification from an accredited university, college, junior college, technical school, or other post-secondary educational institution. Scholarship payment will be made directly to the college, university, or school in one lump sum. Scholarships must be used within two years of the award date. Funds may be used for tuition, books, room and board.

Lamar Electric is proud to support the academic success of local students. During the past 21 years, Lamar Electric has awarded $80,000 in scholarships to local high school seniors.

There is no need to send in an application if you have already applied. If an applicant is unsure if they have applied or if their entry has been received, they can e-mail to verify.

To Apply, Click HERE

Lamar Electric Annual Member Meeting Canceled

The official notice of the Lamar Electric Annual Member Meeting was printed in the April 2020 Texas Co-op Power Magazine. Historically the Annual Member Meeting takes place in April each year. We announced the postponement of this year’s Annual Member Meeting in March, on our website and Facebook page. These precautions were taken with our members in mind. We continued to evaluate the COVID-19 virus concerns. Now the board of directors has decided to cancel the meeting for 2020. This decision is due to the rising number of cases of the COVID-19 virus still occurring across our service area and the existing recommendations for social distancing. The board of directors is taking these steps to protect the health and safety of our members and employees.

The director elections that were scheduled to take place in April for districts 1, 8, and 9, will now take place at the annual meeting in April 2021, in accordance with our bylaws. Members who live in these districts will be able to vote in the director elections next year. The directors who would have been up for election at the 2021 meeting will have their term extended until the next annual meeting in 2022, as it states in our bylaws. We hope to be able to host next year’s Member Meeting at the new Lamar Electric headquarters building.

Our Lobby Is Now Open

Our lobby in now open Monday-Friday 8-5pm. Our customer service team and drive-through lane is staffed. If you are having trouble paying your bill due to Covid-19 please call or come by the office.             903-784-4303