Student Programs & Information

 Glades Electric Educational Foundation, Inc. Scholarships

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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.


GEEF awarded $2,000 scholarships to four iTech Glades students. From left are GEC Trustee Mike Pressley; recipients Bailey Raulerson, Sara Watts, Ellie Goodwin and Briana Leavy; and iTECH Glades Site-Based Administrator Eugenia Burton.

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.







College Scholarships

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

Students in front of building in D.C.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

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.

Clewiston High School Guidance Counselor Sherrie Llossas presents Alexis Imhoff with her award.
Lillian Everett receives her award with Dr. Charles Dailey, principal of Moore Haven Middle-High School.