Santee Cooper has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.
The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the Santee Cooper Employees’ Children Scholarship Program must be:
Children of executive management, vice presidents, and employees in salary groups 12 and above are ineligible to participate in this program.
Up to five (5) awards will be granted as follows:
Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent in a full-time course of study, continued employment of the student’s parent at Santee Cooper, the student remaining an unmarried dependent of the parent employee, and continuation of the program by Santee Cooper.
Awards are granted on the type of college at the time of the application. Awards are not transferable when changing enrollment status from a two-year or vocational-technical school to a four-year college or from a four-year to a two-year college or vocational-technical school and will result in an award forfeiture.
If siblings are selected to receive awards from any given year; only one child can be attending a four-year college and receive the $2,000 award.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.
Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award. Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Santee Cooper play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
All applicants will be notified in April.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Santee Cooper. Payment is made in August.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 10, 2022 3:00 pm CT.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.