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Cherokee County Electric Cooperative

Empowering the Next Generation

One of the best investments a community can make is in education. That's why Cherokee County Electric Cooperative has awarded more than $140,000 in scholarships, in the past four years, to local students.

Academic Scholarships

In 2023, CCECA will award 20 eligible graduating Texas high school seniors, current college and technical school attendees with a Scholarship of Excellence for academics. Each scholarship is worth $1,000 and is intended for Texas students who will pursue a degree at a university, college, community college, junior college or trade school.

Applicants are judged on completeness of application, financial need, academics, school and community activities, letter of recommendation and a short essay about their leadership, ambitions and more. Recipients are selected by a seven-member Scholarship Selection Committee appointed by the Board of Directors.  Funds for the scholarships are from unclaimed Capital Credit retirements.

For any questions please contact Brandy Richards at 903-683-2248 ext. 3061 or email at Applications are due February 29, 2024.

2024 CCECA Scholarship of Excellence Application