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 awarded in May.
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 2020 scholarship recipients are Hope Johnson of Prattville High School, AnnaLei Singleton and Walter Rouse of Wetumpka High School and Ethan Hughes who is homeschooled. Hope plans to attend Auburn University for a degree in Supply Chain Management; AnnaLei plans to attend Troy University for a degree in Biomedical Sciences; Walter plans to study Multimedia Communications, also at Troy University; and Ethan plans to also attend Auburn University with a major in Electrical Engineering.