$40,000 in SLEMCO scholarships to be awarded June 6

Lafayette – SLEMCO is now accepting applications for 20 college scholarships, each worth $2,000, to be awarded in a random drawing at the electric cooperative’s annual membership meeting here Saturday, June 6.

SLEMCO members and their dependent children under age 24 are eligible to enter. The scholarships can be used in pursuit of any undergraduate degree from any public university in the state.

Anyone wishing to participate in the drawing in June must pre-apply in order to do so. Applications can be found in every February, March or April SLEMCO bill. They can also be printed from the company Web site at www.slemco.com or picked up from any high school guidance counselor. The ULL and LSU–E scholarship offices will also have a supply.

Students must have a 2.0 or “C” average to enter.

The deadline to apply for the drawing is May 7. Any applications received after the deadline will be discarded.

The scholarships awarded must be used during the 2009-2010 school year so applicants must be at least a senior in high school.

SLEMCO members returning to school or those going to college for the first time are also eligible to enter.

A complete list of eligibility requirements is contained on the application form. If you have any questions, call SLEMCO at 896-5384.

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