- Santee Electric Cooperative awards eight $500 scholarships to high school seniors at our Annual Meeting. Two awards each will be randomly drawn from applicants in Williamsburg, Clarendon, Georgetown and lower Florence counties. The recipients must be a high school senior with a "C" average senior going to college who has a parent of guardian that is an SEC member.
- Santee Electric Cooperative offers a scholarship to each of the 13 public high schools within the boundaries of our service territory. Recipients must be a high school senior going to college who has a parent or guardian that is an SEC member.
- Santee Electric Cooperative provides a scholarship to Horry-Georgetown Technical College to improve the quality of life in the service territory of the co-op, to encourage and support the next generation of lineworkers and to promote diversity in lineworkers. Recipients must be residents of Georgetown, Florence, Williamsburg or Clarendon counties and must be enrolled in the electrical lineman technician program at HGTC. Priority will be given to minority applicants that meet the criteria. The scholarship will cover tuition for one student per semester, three students per year, for 10 years. To apply complete a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) here and a scholarship application here.
- The Santee Electric Cooperative Teacher Training Endowed Scholarship was established 2001. The scholarship is awarded to students majoring in education or any other major leading to teacher preparation. The recipients must be a high school senior with a "C" average senior going to college who has a parent or guardian that is an SEC member.
Professionals in the Classroom
At the teacher's request, a Santee Electric Cooperative representative will visit students in the classroom for a fun and informative presentation that helps students respect and value the role electricity plays in their lives. Because we believe that understanding electricity is the first step toward using electricity responsibly, we're eager to help elementary students in our service area gain that understanding as soon as possible. At the teacher's request, a Santee Electric Cooperative representative will visit students in the classroom for a fun and informative presentation that helps students respect and value the role electricity plays in their lives.
To find out more about these free in-school presentations or to schedule a presentation for your classroom, please contact us.
Would you like to see a live electric demonstration in your classroom? If so, tell your teacher to contact Santee Electric Co-op to schedule a "Safety City" demonstration for you and your classmates. You'll have an electrifying time!
Bright Ideas Teacher Grants
Santee Electric Cooperative accepts applications yearly for Bright Ideas, a grant program to provide funding for innovative classroom-based education projects.
Bright Ideas grants are intended to fund projects outside normal school funding parameters and are available to all disciplines in grades K-12 in Williamsburg, Georgetown, Clarendon, and lower Florence counties. They are not for professional development. A school may submit more than one application, but a teacher is limited to one application per school year. Completed applications are due by Monday, October 11, 2021.
Recipients will be announced sometime around November with the Bright Ideas Prize Team. If a teacher at your school wins, we want to surprise them in their classroom.
This fall teachers will be competing for $15,000. Grants are awarded for up to $1,000 each. Santee Electric Cooperative adopted the idea from the North Carolina Electric Cooperatives and Palmetto Electric Cooperative, which have awarded millions of dollars since the program's inception in 1994.
If you have any questions about the grant program or application procedures please contact Joanna Arnsmeyer at (843) 355-0599 or 1-800-922-1604. Please also feel free to reach us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.