CAEC supports continuing education through the Electric Cooperative Foundation Scholarship Program each year. Graduating high school seniors in CAEC’s service area are eligible to compete for four, $2,500 scholarships. Applications are available in December and are awarded in April.
The program, established in 1997, awards scholarships to dependents of members of participating electric cooperatives. Granted only to graduating high school seniors, the student must attend a four-year college, a junior college, a technical school or vocational school of the scholarship recipient’s choice provided that such school is an accredited institution.
The 2016 scholarship recipients are Courtney Wallace of Wetumpka High School and Kevin Williams of Chilton County High School. Wallace plans to attend Samford University and study either nursing or education and Williams plans on studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Alabama.