SMECO newsletter

volume 65 - issue 1 - january 2015

Scholarships available for high school seniors


Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative is offering $1,500 college scholarships to four high school seniors who are graduating in 2015 and who live with parents or guardians who are SMECO customers. The deadline for all completed scholarship applications to be received is March 6, 2015.

To be eligible for SMECO scholarships, students must have maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Scholarships will be awarded based on scholastic achievement, financial need, and community and school involvement. As part of the application process, students must submit an essay on “Why is a College Education Important to Completing My Lifetime Goals?” Scholarship finalists will be interviewed on Saturday, March 21, 2015.

For more information or to obtain an application, visit, see your school career counselor, call SMECO at 1-888-440-3311, extension 4340, or visit the customer service desk in SMECO’s Leonardtown or Hughesville office. Completed application packages (all items must be submitted as one package) may be taken to one of the SMECO offices listed above or mailed to:

Attention: Bernadette Lewis SMECO Headquarters P.O. Box 1937 Hughesville, MD, 20637

Applicants for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative’s scholarships shall be considered based on the cooperative’s established guidelines without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, or handicap.