Student Programs & Information
Glades Electric Educational Foundation, Inc. Scholarships
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 $636,000 in college scholarships.
iTECH Glades Scholarships
In August 2022, GEEF announced its first-ever career program scholarship winners at iTECH Glades. Four scholarship recipients were each awarded $2,000. The recipients were Ellie Goodwin, who is enrolled in the Medical Administrative Specialist program; and Briana Leavy, Bailey Raulerson and Sara Watts, all enrolled in the Licensed Practical Nurse program.
GEEF is pleased to offer six $2,000 scholarships to iTECH Glades students served by GEC, who are beginning programs in August 2023. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is August 4, 2023.
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 2022, GEEF awarded $56,000 in scholarships to high school seniors. The foundation awarded eight $5,000 scholarships, to be disbursed over four years, and sixteen one-time $1,000 awards.
2023 GEEF College Scholarship application — Deadline February 23, 2023 at 5 p.m.
Washington, DC Electric Cooperative Youth Tour for High School Juniors
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 2023 Youth Tour trip to Washington, DC will take place June 13-18, 2023.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates on our 2023 program. Our two 2023 winners have been selected and will be announced very soon!
Youth Tour Resources
- NRECA Electric Cooperative Youth Tour Information
- Sample Questions for Congressional Meetings (PDF)
- Tips for Communicating with Your Representatives and Senators (PDF)
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.