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Scholarship funds available through SECO Energy program

seco-energy-truckSECO is energizing students’ academic aspirations. SECO Energy is kicking off its 2020 Scholarship Program, in which a total of $36,000 is available for 12 recipients to receive $3,000 each.

For more than two decades, SECO Energy’s Board of Trustees has renewed its commitment to members and the communities the cooperative serves by approving the Scholarship Program for local students, according to a SECO news release.

SECO is adjusting the eligibility requirements for the 2020 Scholarship Program to better align with its corporate goals. SECO believes its annual scholarships are a way to spark interest in energy industry careers and should be used as a recruitment tool.

To be eligible to apply, the student must be interested in pursuing a career in the energy sector. The student must live in a home served by SECO and be a high school senior who is graduating this school year (May/June). Awardees must be enrolled full-time in an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school located in Florida by the end of 2020. Students should also be pursuing a degree in technology, engineering, math or business. The student may also pursue a certification directly related to jobs in the electric industry.

“The goal for our 2020 Scholarship Program is to attract local students who want to come to SECO for internship opportunities during breaks and begin their careers with us after graduation,” CEO Jim Duncan states in the release. “Our Scholarship Program embraces two of the seven cooperative principles observed by SECO: concern for community and education, training and information.”

Scholarship applications are available at For those without internet access, applications also are available at SECO’s Member Services Centers. The application must be completed in full and received in our corporate offices on or before 5pm Friday, March 27. Email for questions about the scholarship eligibility requirements or application.

View a slideshow of past scholarship awardees, print an application and read more about eligibility requirements on the Scholarship page.