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 Kristen@lamarelectric.coop to verify.
To Apply, Click HERE