GOVERNMENT IN ACTION YOUTH TOUR – Open to all Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. Contestants must submit a 2-4 page essay on the topic “How would your life change if electricity no longer existed?” by 5:30 pm January 28, 2016. Six finalists will be selected from the submitted essays. Finalists will deliver their essay as a presentation Monday, February 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm at BCEC’s Roby office. Three winners will be selected to win an all-expense paid 10-day trip to Washington, D.C. on the Government-in-Action Youth Tour in June 2016. You do not have to be a BCEC member to compete and win! Each winner and one runner-up will also receive $1,500 scholarships. Essays due January 28, 2016. You may complete the entry form and submit your essay online!


BIG COUNTRY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP – Two (2) scholarships of $4,000 each ($500 per semester for 8 semesters or 4 years) will be awarded. Applicant must reside with a parent or guardian who is a member of BCEC and must be a current year graduating senior. Applications due January 29, 2016.


TREWA (Texas Rural Electric Women’s Association) SCHOLARSHIP – Fifteen (15) TREWA scholarships, of $1,500 each, will be awarded to TREWA members and their children. Applicants must also be a current member or an employee of a Texas electric cooperative (such as BCEC). Applications must be postmarked by March 13, 2016.


GOLDEN SPREAD ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE DIRECTORS’ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $2,000 payable $500 for each of four semesters through the sophomore year. The scholarship is available to an entering freshman college or university student who is a member, or spouse or child of a member, or child whose guardian is a member of a rural electric cooperative (BCEC), which is an owner (member) of Golden Spread Electric Cooperative. Applications due March 15, 2016.