Educational Scholarship

About the Scholarship:

Since 1987, Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative (ACEC) has been awarding educational scholarships. Through the years hundreds of students from cooperative member families have been honored with scholarships. These scholarships have traditionally been awarded in amounts of $250 to $1000 each. This program adds no cost to the members’ electric bill. It is funded entirely from unclaimed patronage capital checks that are issued by the cooperative.


The program is available January 1 – Friday, February 23, 2024. All application documents and reference forms must be submitted by February 23, 2024. There will be no exceptions to any material received after this date

If awarded a scholarship, funds will be release for the 2024-2025 school year.


Scholarships are awarded in all fields of post-secondary education from vocational to graduate studies. They are available to adults and dependent children of all ACEC member families currently receiving electric service from ACEC. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of need and excellence in academics, social and community service activities. Applicants from previous years, especially those who were not selected, should consider reapplying.


In order consider your application, the following items must be submitted:

  • Completed application
  • Three reference forms
    • Reference forms may be given to a high school principal, teacher, county agent, youth agent, banker, employers, etc. At least one reference should be from an employer or community leader. 
  • Most current transcript
  • Post-secondary transcript (if available)
Ready to Apply?

The deadline to apply has passed.

Here is a step-by-step process on application for a scholarship:

  1. Review our scholarship webpages to see which scholarship you’d like to apply for.
  2. Print out reference forms and send them to three people who you’d like to give you a reference. Have them return the reference forms to you. Be sure to have them return forms back to you in a timely manner so you can include them with your application by the application deadline.
  3. Have a copy of your most current transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and a photo of yourself to include with your application.
  4. Complete our Scholarship Application with the required documents and information by Friday, February 23, 2024.