Student Programs & Information

 Glades Electric Educational Foundation, Inc. Scholarships

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Glades Electric Educational Foundation was formed in 2000 to provide scholarships to students living within the service area of Glades Electric Cooperative to further their education. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded over $684,000 in college scholarships.


GEEF awarded $2,000 scholarships to four iTech Glades students in 2023. Pictured are recipients Asael DeLeon and Omar Barrios. Recipients Leah Ann Valdes, Victoria Arthur and Tori Light are not pictured.

iTECH Glades Scholarships

In the fall of 2023, GEEF was pleased to award additional career program scholarships at iTECH Glades. Five scholarship recipients were each awarded $2,000. With this being the second year of GEEF scholarships for iTECH Glades students, nine scholarships have now been granted for a total of $18,000. The 2023 recipients were:

• Asael DeLeon – Heavy Equipment Service Technician
• Omar Barrios – Heavy Equipment Service Technician
• Leah Ann Valdes – Licensed Practical Nursing
• Victoria Arthur – Licensed Practical Nursing

• Tori Light – Licensed Practical Nursing

GEEF is once again offering six $2,000 scholarships to iTECH Glades students served by GEC, who are beginning programs in 2024. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is January 2, 2024.

Details on eligibility can be found in the GEEF iTECH Glades Scholarship application or in GEC lobbies.

College Scholarships for High School Seniors

The Glades Electric Educational Foundation also awards eight $4,000 college scholarships to high school seniors . Applications are accepted from graduating seniors whose legal permanent residence is served directly by Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc. College scholarship winners are selected based on academic achievement, leadership, essay, and financial need.

In the spring of 2023, GEEF awarded $48,000 in scholarships to high school seniors. The foundation awarded eight $4,000 scholarships, to be disbursed over four years, six $2,000 one-time awards, and four $1,000 one-time awards.

$4,000 Scholarship Winners

Briana Calvo (Florida Virtual School, Clewiston)
Lilly Canevari (Lake Placid High School)
Lillian Everett (Moore Haven Middle-High School)
Isabely Gomez (Florida Virtual School, Clewiston)
Brooke Moon (Lake Placid High School)
Adam Moore (Okeechobee High School)
Riley Mullens (Moore Haven Middle-High School)
Hannah Rathbun (Okeechobee High School)

$2,000 Scholarship Winners

Matthew Ezell (Agape Christian School)
Izabella Szucs (Clewiston Christian School)
Lorelei Lazo (Clewiston Christian School)
Alexis Imhoff (Clewiston High School)
Rebecca Peitz (Lake Placid High School)
Aliana Smith (Clewiston High School)

$1,000 Scholarship Winners

Eli Ming (Lake Placid High School)
Taylor Lillpop (Avon Park High School)
John Williamson (Okeechobee High School)
Laci Prescott (Okeechobee High School)

Applications for 2024 scholarships will be available on our website this fall. Please follow us on Facebook for scholarship program updates.

Washington, DC Electric Cooperative Youth Tour for High School Juniors

Rep. Greg Steube met with 2022 Youth Tour students at the Capitol.

Each year, all high school juniors in Glades Electric Cooperative’s service territory are eligible to apply for an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, DC. Students chosen will join their peers for a tour of our nation’s capital, meetings with congressional representatives, and educational opportunities. The Youth Tour trip takes place June following students’ junior year of high school.

The 2024 Youth Tour trip to Washington, DC will take place June 16-21, 2024.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates on our 2024 program. To receive an application by email, please send an email to

Youth Tour Resources

2023 Youth Tour Winners

Moore Haven’s Allyson Lara and Clewiston’s Salome Ortiz will represent Glades Electric this summer as they travel to our nation’s capital with peers from across the country. We are pleased to have two impressive young ladies representing our cooperative and our region.

Clewiston High School Principal Phillip Summers presents Salome Ortiz with her award.
Moore Haven Middle-High School Assistant Principal Janice Lee presents Allyson Lara with her award.