Directors Memorial Scholarship
Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas, a generation and transmission cooperative owned by 15 Texas and one Oklahoma electric distribution cooperatives, founded The Scholarship in 1991 with an initial contribution in memory of James T. Hull. Continuing contributions by Golden Spread and various individuals provide additional capital for The Scholarship fund. The Founder intends that the names of other Golden Spread directors who have been faithful stewards for the Golden Spread Cooperative family be included in those remembered.
Formed in memory of individuals who were dedicated to the development and advancement of rural electrification for the benefit of their Member Consumers, The Scholarship provides financial assistance to electric cooperative family members seeking a college or university education.
The Scholarship is available to an entering freshmen college or university student who is a Member, or spouse or child of a Member, or child whose guardian is a Member of a rural electric cooperative which is an owner (Member) of Golden Spread Electric Cooperative. The deadline to submit an application is March 1, 2021.
The Scholarship is $2000, payable $500 for each of four semesters through the sophomore year. Satisfactory scholastic performance and appropriate personal standards must be maintained for continuing eligibility. Students must possess the qualities of honor, integrity, thrift, good moral character and a sincere desire to achieve their educational goals. Grades are not the sole criteria in awarding The Scholarship, however, may determine the final award if all other things are found equal by the Selection Committee. Selected recipients will be posted by May 15th on the Golden Spread Electric Cooperative website.
The Scholarship provides financial assistance for qualified individuals who are seeking a college or university education.
Candidates must be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited college or university in the states of Texas or Oklahoma.
Scholarship Selection Committee
The Scholarship Selection Committee is the Executive Committee of Opportunity Plan, Inc., along with one individual designated by the Board of Directors of Golden Spread Electric Cooperative.