Heart of Texas Electric Cooperative would like to support those who have big dreams and are looking to pursue a college education. We understand the cost can be high so we are here to help, those who qualify, reach their goals of attending higher education. Please read through our criteria and reach out or see your child's counselor if you have any questions.
"The future belongs to those who believe in the power of their dreams."Eleanor Roosevelt
For those looking to pursue higher education, we are thrilled to help in this endeavor. The following conditions must be met for students to qualify:
The recipient must have graduated high school within two years of the application deadline; reside in the household (primary residence) of a HOTEC member. The member must be in good standing for at least twelve (12) consecutive months as of the application deadline. Good standing is defined as “a member that has paid all bills to the cooperative for which they are legally responsible or liable for the most recent twelve (12) months without having been issued more than two termination notices."
The recipient must be enrolled in an accredited program, either full time or part time and can only be an undergraduate student.
HOTEC Scholarship funds must be used within one year of awarded date. A scholarship may be used at any two-year or four-year accredited college or university, including Technical Institutes.
The scholarship fund will be in the form of a grant program with the funds being paid to the college, university, or technical institute. The scholarship fund will be $1,000 to each scholarship winner ($500 per fall and spring semester). The committee will award 10 scholarships per year. It is also important to note that scholarships are not renewable but recipients are encouraged to reapply.
Applications should be completed in detail and will be reviewed by members of Scholarship Committee. The applications that are accepted will be placed in a random drawing to be held at the HOTEC office and winners notified by June. The selection committee made up of impartial judges will use a combination of need, academic ability, and citizenship in determining the qualification.
A first time college student applying for the HOTEC scholarship must meet the following criteria:
- Have graduated from high school with at least a "C" average (2.0 on a 4.0 GPA scale) or,
- Have graduated from high school and received a minimum ACT test score of 21 or,
- Be accepted into an accredited college or university in Texas, including Technical Institutes.
An undergraduate college student seeking the scholarship must have achieved a 2.5 (on a 4.0 GPA scale) on all prior college work.
An application must be completed and returned to HOTEC by March 1 of current year. The recipient will be required to provide HOTEC with an official transcript verifying their eligibility before funds are paid. The funds will be paid to the school at the beginning of each semester upon presentation of an official transcript for payment of tuition. To receive the second semester payment, the student must provide evidence of a maintained minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 GPA scale).
Note: If the student does not continue their enrollment beyond the first semester, the remaining funds will be held in the HOTEC account and awarded to a new student during the next selection process.
Applications and qualifications sheets may be picked up at your school counselor's office and be can be found by clicking here.
Applications may be dropped off at either office or mailed to:
Heart of Texas Electric Cooperative
ATTN: Barry Brown
PO Box 357
McGregor, TX 76657
Deadline: Applications must be completed in detail and received no later than March 1st of the current year to be considered.
We are honored at Heart of Texas Electric Cooperative to award 10 scholarships to qualifying students in the amount of $1,000 each to help students achieve their biggest dreams.
Qualifying students may also apply for the Texas Rural Electric Women's Association (TREWA) Scholarship. This Texas-born organization grants 20 TREWA scholarships of $1,500 each.