$677,500 in Scholarships Awarded Since 2000

 

As part of our commitment to support the education of the members we serve, Medina EC awards scholarships to members who have a high school senior graduating or are adults pursuing higher education. The number and amount of scholarships vary annually.

Since scholarships were first awarded in 2000, Medina EC has awarded $677,500 for higher education to 493* members.

As a cooperative, we place a high value on Cooperative Principle # 5—Education, Training and Information and the board of directors agree that the scholarship program is beneficial to our community and the individuals who receive these funds.

For 2024, the board approved awarding twenty-five $1,000 scholarships. Five of those will be for adults pursuing higher education and twenty are for graduating high school seniors.

Applications are due March 1, 2024.

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Scholarship FAQs

1. Parent, legal guardian or applicant must be a member of Medina EC.

  • The electric account must be in the name of the applicant or the applicant’s parent or legal guardian.
  • If relationship is anything other than parent or self, paperwork may be required showing that the member is the legal guardian of the applicant.
  • If the membership is held by a non-natural person or entity, only the designated voter or his/her dependents are eligible.

2. If applying for the High School Senior Scholarship (including Home Schooled and GED graduates), you must be less than 21 years of age on the application deadline and be graduating in 2024.

3. If applying for the Adult Scholarship, you must be less than 64 years of age on the application deadline and have graduated from high school before 2024:

  • If less than 25 years of age, the membership account must be in your name, or your parent/legal guardian’s name.
  • If 25 – 64 years of age, the membership must be in your name (the applicant).

4.  Applicant must:

  • Have at least a 3.0 grade point average at their current or previous educational institution (high school, junior college, university, technical school, etc.).
  • If High School Senior or adult who is currently enrolled in school, applicant must submit transcript with grades from Fall 2023 semester of the 2023/2024 school year
  • Plan on attending a recognized institution of higher education to pursue a certification, associate degree, bachelor’s degree or master’s degree.
  • Enroll in a recognized institution of higher education within 12 months of being awarded the Medina EC scholarship, or by the spring 2025 semester.
  • Use the scholarship within 12 months of being awarded the scholarship, or by the spring 2025 semester. 

5.  Previous Medina EC scholarship recipients are not eligible, unless the scholarship was a result of a Medina EC Youth Tour prize.

 

Eligibility is subject to change each year.

Yes. Scholarships are available for students pursuing secondary education at universities, community colleges, and trade schools.

Applications are due March 1, 2024*.

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* Technical support will not be available outside of normal business hours. Encountering technical issues turning in the application on the last day will not be grounds for an extension.

 

The photo submitted with your application will be used in multiple places if you are chosen to receive a scholarship, including this website, Texas Co-op Power and any future promotion of the scholarship program. Without a photo or appropriate photo, your application will be considered incomplete.

Acceptable photos include school pictures, senior pictures or headshots.

Examples of a proper photos:

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Please do not submit selfies, Snapchat photos, photos with an obvious filter or a photo of a photo (ex: driver’s license or school ID).

High School Students: Your transcript MUST include grades from Fall 2023. Applications without Fall 2023 will be considered ineligible.

Adult Students: Your transcript must be from your most recent institution.

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Applications are due March 1, 2024*.

* Technical support will not be available outside of normal business hours. Encountering technical issues turning in the application on the last day will not be grounds for an extension.

To claim your scholarship, send a copy of your class registration with your name, semester information and student ID to:

Scholarship@MedinaEC.org

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Medina Electric Cooperative
Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
PO Box 370
Hondo TX 78861

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Fax to 830-426-3796
Attn: Scholarship Coordinator

 

Enroll in a recognized institution of higher education and use the scholarship within 12 months of being awarded the Medina EC scholarship.

We want to know how your Medina EC scholarship has impacted you, your plans and your future! Share your story with us at Scholarship@MedinaEC.org.

2023 Scholarship Recipients

Medina EC awarded 25 $1,000 scholarships

  • 20 scholarships for high school seniors (including home school and GED graduating seniors)
  • 5 scholarships for adults pursuing higher education

Congratulations to our 2023 Winners!

Ada Stopschinski

Ada Stopschinski, Brenham

Allyson Lutz

Allyson Lutz, Sabinal

Amber DuBose, Devine

Amber DuBose, Devine

Anaissa Diaz

Anaissa Diaz,
Rio Grande City

Andrea Ruiz

Andrea Ruiz, Castroville

Carlos Contreras

Carlos Contreras, Hondo

Chloe Tschirhart

Chloe Tschirhart, San Antonio

Evelyn Martinez

Evelyn Martinez,
Rio Grande City

Giovanni Castillo

Giovanni Castillo, Hondo

Haley Solis

Haley Solis,
Rio Grande City

Harper Parson

Harper Parson, Devine

Isaac Rios

Isaac Rios, Natalia

Isaiah Saldivar

Isaiah Saldivar, Cotulla

Jacob Bailey

Jacob Bailey, Hondo

Karely Garcia

Karely Garcia,
Rio Grande City

Karibeth Bingham

Karibeth Bingham, Uvalde

Lacey Shook

Lacey Shook, Devine

Miranda Grubb

Miranda Grubb, Bigfoot

Molly Clamon

Molly Clamon, Castroville

Ryan Ornelas

Ryan Ornelas, San Antonio

Tori Johnson

Tori Johnson, D'Hanis

Vianey Talamante

Vianey Talamante, Rio Grande City

Victoria Martinez

Victoria Martinez, Castroville

Ysela Gomez

Ysela Gomez, Hondo

Zoe Faust

Zoe Faust, Uvalde

Schaefer Edwards
2009 Scholarship Recipient

"Paying for college is especially tough in this day and age, so my scholarship was a huge helping hand on my way to academic and professional success. It's fantastic that companies like Medina Electric have decided to take an active role in promoting education and bettering their communities, and I'll always be thankful to have had Medina Electric in my corner."