A foundation was formed in 2017 from unclaimed capital credits and Operation Round Up funds from Graham County Electric Co-op (GCEC) and Graham County Utilities (GCU) members. The GCEC Foundations provides a $500 scholarship to each of the local high schools; Ft. Thomas, Mt. Graham, Pima, Safford, Thatcher, and Willcox. If you are a senior high school student living within GCEC/GCU’s service territories, purchasing electricity, gas or water you are eligible to apply. If you have a financial need, have applied yourself in the classroom, and have a strong desire to continue your education, please contact your high school counselor department for more information.
2020 Scholarship Recipients Announced: (Currents article-September 2020)
The high school classes of 2020 were not able to have their normal awards assemblies. Some school provided a virtual list of recipients, while others provided a video production from presenters. GCEC Foundation provided the following with scholarships:
Harley Lofgreen - Pima High School
Jaden Preston - Ft. Thomas High School
Jordan Juan - Ft. Thomas High School
Angelina Villalba - Mt. Graham High School
Skylar Waters - Mt. Graham High School
Cami Lines - Safford High School
Kristiana Alva - Thatcher High School
Kelsi Hunt - Thatcher High School
Currents Article announcing winners-July 2020
For 2019 GCEC and GCU a total of $2,500 in scholarships to five local high schools. The recipients of those scholarships were: Dante Bryce, Safford High School; Frederico Garcia, Thatcher High School; Danika Derrick, Pima High School; Alexis Cassady and Michael Vining, Mt. Graham High School; Leigh Dona and Caitlin Hinton, Ft. Thomas High School.