Glades Electric Educational Foundation, Inc. Scholarships
Glades Electric Educational Foundation, Inc. was formed in 2000 to provide post-high school education financial assistance to students living within the service area of Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc. 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.
Learn more about the 2022 iTECH Glades scholarships here.
GEEF is pleased to offer six $2,000 scholarships to iTECH Glades students served by GEC, who are beginning programs in January 2023.
Details on eligibility can be found in the GEEF iTECH Glades Scholarship application found online or in GEC lobbies. Applications are due by December 5, 2022.
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.
This year, 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. Congratulations to GEEF’s 2022 scholarship recipients!
|$5,000 WINNERS||$1,000 WINNERS|
|Daniela DeSantiago||Clewiston High School||Nicole Blanco||Clewiston High School|
|Abagail Holcomb||Okeechobee High School||Bryce Boughton||Sebring High School|
|Jaelyn Purvis||LaBelle High School||Pate Collins||Sebring High School|
|Michelle Rego||LaBelle High School||Reese Davis||Moore Haven Middle-High School|
|Rosmary Rubio||Moore Haven Middle-High School||Rhiannon Dyer||Okeechobee High School|
|Meredith Shin||Lake Placid High School||Addyson Gose||Grace Christian Academy|
|Alyson Smyth||Sebring High School||Stormie Green||Clewiston Christian School|
|Leyton Watford||Okeechobee High School||Lillie Howard||Florida Virtual School|
|Hannah Moss||Moore Haven Middle-High School|
|Weston Nesbitt||LaBelle High School|
|Alexandra Payne||Sebring High School|
|Emma Rowe||Sebring High School|
|Casen Simmons||Lake Placid High School|
|Heather Stewart||Sebring High School|
|Conner Swindle||Clewiston High School|
|Kaylee Underwood||Lake Placid High School|
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.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates on our 2023 application.
Youth Tour Resources
- NRECA Youth Tour Resources
- Sample Questions for Congressional Meetings (PDF)
- Tips for Communicating with Your Representatives and Senators (PDF)
2022 Youth Tour Winners
Moore Haven’s Lillian Everett and Clewiston’s Alexis Imhoff represented Glades Electric this summer as they traveled 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.