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Foundation Scholarship Program

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PURPOSE
The purpose of the DEMCO Foundation Scholarship Program is to provide assistance to DEMCO members who are seeking to better themselves through attending a university, trade school, vocational or technical schools, community college and/or other forms of educational programs in the state of Louisiana.

TERMS
The deadline for scholarship applications is the third Thursday in June for the Fall Semester and the third Thursday in December for the Spring Semester. The DEMCO Foundation will award several scholarships in the amount of $1,250.00.  The number of scholarships awarded will be determined after all scholarship applications are received.  Funds are to be used for payment of educational expenses such as tuition, books, and fees.  Payment of scholarships will be made directly to the applicant’s school of attendance.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicant must be a DEMCO member, as defined by DEMCO Foundation Bylaws (see definition below).
  • Applicant must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Applicant must plan to attend a trade school, vocational or technical school, community college or other such Louisiana institution.
  • Applicant must submit a completed DEMCO Foundation Scholarship Application and all supporting documentation to the DEMCO Foundation office.  The application package should include the following:
    • an official transcript (unopenned) including the most recently completed coursework
    • a 2.5 cumulative  GPA on an overall 4.0 scale
    • a minimum of three(3) letters of recommendation of which none can be from a family member, DEMCO board member or DEMCO Foundation board member.
    • an acceptance letter from the school of choice for first time or transferring students
    • a cover letter by the applicant detailing reasons for consideration
    • members who submit applications online should send supporting documentation to chanonm@demco.org.

SCHOLARSHIP LIMITATION
Recipients are eligible to apply for a maximum lifetime scholarship award of four (4) semesters per individual.

Excerpt from ARTICLE II, DEMCO Foundation Bylaws
Definition of DEMCO Member:

“For the purposes of these Articles of Incorporation, DEMCO members are defined as those individuals who are members of Dixie Electric Membership Corporation and the members of their immediate family.  Members of the immediate family shall mean those natural persons regularly residing in the member’s home which is served by DEMCO.”

The scholarship application is also available for download by clicking here or fill out the online form below. 

 

1. Applicant's Personal Information
2. All Members of Household
3. Name of School
4. High School Diploma
5. DEMCO Foundation Scholarship
6. Semester
7. Letter of Acceptance
8. Other Funding
9. Release

The information contained in this statement is for the purpose of applying for a scholarship from the DEMCO Foundation for the benefit of the undersigned (applicant). The applicant understands that the information provided will be used in deciding whether to grant scholarship and individually represents and warrants that the information provided is true and complete and that the DEMCO Foundation may consider this statement as continuing to be true and correct until a written notice of change is provided.  The DEMCO Foundation is authorized to make all inquiries deemed necessary to verify the accuracy of the statements made on this application.  The applicant grants to the DEMCO Foundation the right to check any and all references with respect to the information contained in the application and the applicant waives any right to restrict the DEMCO Foundation’s access to such information.  Applicant understands that if such information is made unavailable to the DEMCO Foundation, the DEMCO Foundation may reject the application.  Applicant agrees that information provided to and received by the DEMCO Foundation may be shared with a selection committee.  All information will be kept in the strictest confidence and will be used for the purposes intended. The number of scholarships awarded will be based on available funds.

The applicant also agrees that the DEMCO Foundation may use this application, if approved, for publicity and promotional purposes, but that the applicant’s name and address will not be used for this purpose unless approved by the applicant prior to the promotion.

Please certify your agreement to this release by submitting an electronic signature(s).

To provide an electronic signature, type your name(s).