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 2017 scholarship recipients are Mabrey Millard of Jemison High School, Joshua Reid of Chilton County High School, Joseph Robinson of Marbury High School and George Sheridan Jr., of Prattville High School. Millard plans to attend Birmingham Southern College to study Education, Reid plans to study Nutrition at the University of Alabama, Robinson plans to attend Troy University to study either Chemistry or Biochemistry and Sheridan plans to study Mechanical Engineering at Auburn University.