Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative is now accepting applications for its 2023 Don Stemple Scholarship. The scholarship opportunity is open to area high school 2023 graduates whose parent or grandparent is a cooperative member.
Named in honor of retired Cooperative board member and Sevier County educator Don Stemple, the scholarship is valued at $2,000 and is co-funded ($1,000) by Today’s Power, Incorporated (TPI), the managing corporation of the Cooperative’s C. Wayne Whitaker Solar Power Generation Facility, and a matching donation funded by Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative.
The Don Stemple Scholarship will be awarded to one high school senior each fall and may be used at a college or technical/trade school.
To be considered as a scholarship candidate the student’s parent or grandparent must be a cooperative member and applicants will be asked to submit an essay of at least 1,000 words.
The topic for the 2023 essay is, “Explain why there is a need for electric cooperatives.”
In addition, the following information should accompany the completed application and essay:
- Your most recent academic transcript
- A copy of your college entrance exam scores (ACT and/or SAT)
- Two letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or employer
- Documented high school and/or community activities and school and/or community honors
The deadline to submit the application and information is April 28.
Submissions may be emailed to email@example.com or delivered to 2904 E 9th Street, Texarkana, Arkansas.
You will find the scholarship application here (https://swrea.com/don-stemple-scholarship). For additional information, call Rhonda Morrow, Administrative Assistant, at 870-772-2743 ext. 1201.