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2017 Scholarship Program
For the 19th year Jackson Electric Cooperative will award a number of $1,000 scholarships for area students to attend college. These scholarships will only be awarded to sons or daughters of Jackson Electric Cooperative members with active electric accounts, regardless of which high school or college attended. The only exception is when the applicant is in legal guardianship. As in the past, this year's scholarships will be awarded to either graduating seniors or students currently
enrolled in an undergraduate program at an institution of higher learning.

High school applicants:
1. Complete the two-page application.
2. Be sure to include the required membership information.
3. Include an essay on what you have done to prepare yourself to complete a college degree.
4. Submit with the application a seven-semester high school transcript, plus any college work that is
applicable.

Currently enrolled college students:
1. Complete the two-page application.
2. Be sure to include the required membership information.
3. Include an essay on your goals for the future and current college accomplishments.
4. Submit with the application a transcript from the college you currently attend.

Interested students or parents should contact Missie Landry in the Edna office (361-771-4425) for additional information if needed. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on March 23, 2017 to the Edna or Bay City office. Applications received after that date will not be considered. Selection will be made by April 14, 2017. Actual funding of each scholarship will occur after we receive copies of the student's payment and registration for the fall semester. Students must maintain a 12-hour course load to be eligible for payment. Scholarship funds must be claimed within two years of the award date. Funding for these scholarships comes from funds that would normally be escheated to the state. A portion of each year's escheated funds from unclaimed capital credit accounts are designated by the State Comptroller's Office to be used for these purposes. This is another benefit delivered from your cooperative and Jackson Electric Cooperative appreciates the opportunity to bring this service to you. Jackson Electric Cooperative, Inc. will award a scholarship to an individual only once.

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Government-In-Action Youth Tour 2017


Jackson Electric is proud to announce the sponsorship of 2 eligible high school students for the 2017 Government in Action Youth Tour that will take place on June 7 - 16th 2017.

The Youth Tour starts in Austin.  The first day of the tour will include tours of the Texas State Capitol, the Bob Bullock Museum and Texas State Cemetery.  Activities include seeing a show at the Bullock IMAX and Texas Spirit Theater and dining at the famous food trailers in South Austin. Once in Washington, students partake in guided tours of historic sites, museums and congressional offices, where they meet with their U.S. representatives. Entertainment opportunities on the trip include seeing a performance at the Kennedy Center and going on a dinner and dancing cruise on the Potomac River. Participants also attend Youth Day, hosted by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, for a day of learning and inspiration.

The value of this trip is $2,775.00 per student.

 

Trip of a Lifetime article

2017 Youth Tour Application FORM

2017 YOUTH TOUR INFORMATION SHEET

 

 

2016 Scholarship Program

For the 18th year Jackson Electric Cooperative will award a number of $1,000 scholarships for area students to attend college. These scholarships will only be awarded to sons or daughters of Jackson Electric Cooperative members with active electric accounts, regardless of which high school or college attended.  The only exception is when the applicant is in legal guardianship.  As in the past, this year’s scholarships will be awarded to either graduating seniors or students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at an institution of higher learning.

High school applicants:

  1. Complete the two-page application.
  2. Be sure to include the required membership information.
  3. Include an essay on what you have done to prepare yourself to complete a college degree.
  4. Submit with the application a seven-semester high school transcript, plus any college work that is applicable.


Currently enrolled college students:
Complete the two-page application.

  1. Be sure to include the required membership information.
  2. Include an essay on your goals for the future and current college accomplishments.
  3. Submit with the application a transcript from the college you currently attend.

Interested students or parents should contact Missie Landry in the Edna office (361-771-4425) for additional information if needed.  Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on March 24, 2016to the Edna or Bay City office.  Applications received after that date will not be considered. 
Selection will be made by April 15, 2016.

Actual funding of each scholarship will occur after we receive copies of the student’s payment and registration for the fall semester.  Students must maintain a 12-hour course load to be eligible for payment.  Scholarship funds must be claimed within two years of the award date.

Funding for these scholarships comes from funds that would normally be escheated to the state.  A portion of each year’s escheated funds from unclaimed capital credit accounts are designated by the State Comptroller’s Office to be used for these purposes.  This is another benefit delivered from your cooperative and Jackson Electric Cooperative appreciates the opportunity to bring this service to you.

Jackson Electric Cooperative, Inc. will award a scholarship to an individual only once.

 

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Government-In-Action Youth Tour

Since 1965, the Government-in-Action Youth Tour program has provided high school students in Texas with an opportunity to visit Washington, D.C.This year, they've added an extra day so that a tour of the Texas State Capital and the Bob Bullock Museum can be made before students depart to Washington, D.C.
Once in Washington students will meet with their Representatives and Senators, watch Congress in action from the galleries, attend educational sessions, and visit numerous historical sites such as Arlington National Cemetery, the Lincoln Memorial, George Washington's home at Mount Vernon, the Smithsonian Institute and Holocaust Memorial Museum, to name a few. The Board of Directors have approved the sponsorship of two students on this FREE "trip of a lifetime" June 8 – 17, 2016.
High school students interested in entering the contest can contact Mike Myers or Missie Landry for more information. Don't delay all entries are due by January 8, 2016.

2016 Youth Tour Information Handout

2016 Youth Tour Application Form