Taylor Electric Cooperative Scholarship

UPDATE- March 18, 2020:

Due to current school closings, the 2020 Taylor Electric scholarship application deadline has been moved to April 17. The requirements for letters of recommendations and transcripts have also been adjusted:

  1. The two letters of recommendations can now be from any two adults (excluding relatives). Letters of recommendations should still be in sealed envelopes if submitted with the application or emailed directly from the evaluator to communications@taylorelectric.coop. If emailing, please note on application.
  2. Transcripts do not have to be in a sealed envelope. They can be included with the application or emailed to communications@taylorelectric.coop. If emailing, please note on application.

We hope these changes to the 2020 scholarship program will allow for all students who wish to apply to get completed applications turned in. If there are any questions or concerns, please call us at (325) 793-8500.

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As a result of Taylor Electric Cooperative’s dedication and commitment to the community and education, the cooperative has awarded over $100,000 to local students through the membership scholarship program.

The Taylor Electric Cooperative scholarship program provides $1,000 scholarships to local students each year. Scholarships will be sent directly to the university, college or vocational institution of each student’s choice. Applicants pursuing college and/or vocational-technical degrees will receive equal consideration. The minimum grade point average required for eligibility is 85.

– Student must be an enrolled high school senior
– Student and parent or legal guardian must live in a permanent residence powered by Taylor Electric Cooperative

2020 scholarship applications are due April 17!
All application pieces must be submitted in one package by the student to one of the following:

Mail Merkel Office Abilene Office
P.O. Box 250
Merkel, Texas 79536
226 CR 287
Merkel, Texas 79536
7966 Hwy 83
Abilene, Texas 79602


Download Application Here


2019 Scholarship Recipients
Duncan Bacon – Wylie High School
Talyn Eaton – Jim Ned High School
Malone Graham – Jim Ned High School
Hadlee Hicks – Hawley High School
Hannah Kirby – Wylie High School
Darcy Meier – Merkel High School
Jenna Moore – Jim Ned High School
Daylon Moore – Wylie High School
Garin Walters – Merkel High School
Briana Westbrook – Wylie High School


Golden Spread Electric Cooperative Scholarship

The Golden Spread Electric Cooperative Scholarship is available to graduating high school students attending a college, university or technical/trade school in Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma or Texas in the following fall semester. The student must be a member of one of the 16 rural electric cooperatives which Golden Spread serves (includes Taylor Electric Cooperative).

Applications can be found at www.gsec.coop/Public/Community/Scholarship and are due March 1,  2020.