SMECO (Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative) Scholarship

Deadline: April 3
Four students from the local area will be chosen and can receive a $1500 scholarship bases on scholastic achievement, financial need and community and school involvement. 

1. Students who are graduating high school seniors who live with parents or guardians who are SMECO customers.
2. Proof of residence, such as copy of students drivers license or school ID must accompnay student app.
3. Students must be enrolled or plan to enroll full time in a colle or university. A copy of the letter of acceptance whould accompany app.
4. Students  must complete a scholarship app. The forms may be downloaded HERE or you may pick one up in Guidance.
 Students must enclose a copy of the Student Aid Report from the US Dept of Education (from the FAFSA) AND a copy of the first 2 pages of the completed 2014 Federal Tax Return
6. Students must submit an essay on the topic: "Why is A College Education Important to Completing My Lifetime Goals?"  Essay should be typed, doubled spaced, and on 8 1/2 x 11 inch page.
7. All applicants must provide a minimum of two letters of reference. Letters may be from school administrators or teachers, clergy, and civic or business leaders. Letters may not be from family memebers.
8. Must have maintained a GPA of 3.0 during the first semester of senior year. Please provide a copy of their official high school transcript, first semester grades, SAT or ACT scores and class rank.
9. Scholarships are awarded based on the following: Scholastic Achiement-40%, Financial Need-50% Interview, School Involvement and Community Involvement-10%

Completed app packets can be taken to SMECOs Hughesville Office or mailed to:
Attention: Bernadette Lewis
PO Box 1937
Hughesville, Md 20637

Click HERE to download the application packet or check the Guidance Scholarship drawer!

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