This year, CHELCO doubled its number of scholarship recipients from previous years, and six CHELCO member dependents will receive a $1,000 scholarship to help pay for college tuition in the 2020-21 school year.
The winners were drawn at CHELCO’s 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting on April 18. More than 50 students applied for the scholarship, with the requirement of at least a 2.5 GPA to qualify.
The winners this year are Emily Adams, Abeka Academy; William Anderson, Northwest Florida State College; Trenton Dell, Paxton High School; Patrick Jackson, Rocky Bayou Christian School; Victoria Sherwin, Niceville High School; and Annabel Slaughter, Collegiate High School at Northwest Florida State College.
Emily plans to attend the Baptist College of Florida and will study Missions with Aviation.
William currently attends Northwest Florida State College and is pursuing his Chemical Engineering degree.
Trenton plans to attend Tom P. Haney Technical Center and will pursue an HVAC Certification.
Patrick plans to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and will pursue a degree in Civil Engineering.
Victoria plans to attend Oklahoma State University and will pursue a degree in Biochemistry.
Annabel plans to attend the University of Central Florida and pursue a degree in Psychology.
CHELCO congratulates each of these students and wishes them the best of luck in their collegiate careers and beyond.
CHELCO is a not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative serving more than 53,000 member accounts in Okaloosa, Walton, Santa Rosa and Holmes counties.