Glades Electric Education 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 $572,000 in scholarships.
In 2021, the Foundation awarded eight $5,000 scholarships and seven additional one-time $1,000 awards. Applications are accepted from graduating seniors whose legal permanent residence is served directly by Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc. Scholarship winners are selected based on academic achievement, leadership, essay, and financial need.
Learn about our 2021 scholarship recipients here.
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.
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Youth Tour Resources
- NRECA Youth Tour Resources
- Sample Questions for Congressional Meetings (PDF)
- Tips for Communicating with Your Representatives and Senators (PDF)
2021 Youth Tour Winners
Unfortunately, the 2021 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour trip to Washington, DC was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While it cannot replace the priceless memories these outstanding students would have made during the Youth Tour trip to DC, in lieu of the 2021 trip, Abby and Aly each received a $2,200 scholarship and participated in a virtual Youth Tour program with legislators.