HUGHESVILLE, Md. (Dec. 10, 2008)—Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is offering $1,500 scholarships to four high school seniors who live and are schooled in SMECO's service area. Students who wish to apply for college scholarships must submit their application package by March 2, 2009.
To be eligible for SMECO scholarships, students must have maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Scholarships will be awarded based on scholastic achievement, financial need, and community and school involvement. Seniors must be enrolled or plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college or university. As part of the application process, students must submit an essay on "Why is a College Education Important to Completing my Lifetime Goals?"
To obtain an application, see your school counselor, call SMECO at 1-888-440-3311, extension 4340, visit any SMECO office, or print an application at www.smeco.coop. Completed application packages (all items must be submitted as one package) may be taken to any local SMECO office or mailed to SMECO Headquarters, P.O. Box 1937, Hughesville, MD, 20637, Attention: Bernadette Lewis.