Taylor Electric Cooperative Scholarship

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.

Scholarship Applications are currently closed. Applications for the 2021 scholarship will be posted in February 2021.

2020 Scholarship Recipients
Alexiyah Detrick – Hawley High School
Kobe George – Wylie High School
Makinzi Hays – Merkel High School
Rylee Keesee – Wylie High School
Dylan Martin – Jim Ned High School
Austin Petree – Wylie High School
Lincoln Russell – Merkel High School
Madison Solis – Blackwell CISD
Emily Stogsdill – Jim Ned High School
Anna Willits – Hawley High School


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


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.