With Fayette Electric Cooperative, it’s more than providing reliable, cost effective service. It’s also giving back to the local communities that it serves. That’s why Fayette Electric Cooperative awards scholarships to rural students who want to fulfill their dreams of attending college.
Each year, graduating seniors from thirteen area high schools, whose parents or legal guardians reside full-time in the cooperative’s service territory, can compete for one of the six $1,500 Rural Scholarships. An independent panel of judges scores the applicants on the following criteria: academic excellence, involvement in extracurricular activities and community service, demonstrated leadership skills, work experience, family profile and the applicant’s narrative.
“We are so proud of our rural youth and their accomplishments, and are pleased that the Cooperative can assist each of the winners in their dream of going to college to achieve a higher education,” said David Lehmann, board president.
This year’s scholarship winners are Alyssa Otto from Schulenburg High School, Amy Wick from Weimar High School, John Leppard from Round Top-Carmine High School, Rylie Lux from Schulenburg High School, Brianna Syrinek from Weimar High School, and Tyler Johnson from La Grange High School.
“Fayette Electric Cooperative does more than keep the power on. The cooperative’s commitment to the communities in our service area includes supporting programs that provide leadership and educational opportunities for the future leaders of the rural communities that we serve,” said Gary Don Nietsche, FEC general manager.