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 Foundation provides a $500 scholarship to each of the local high schools; Ft. Thomas, Mt. Graham, Pima, Safford, Thatcher, and Willcox. (some school elect 2 @ $250) 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 follow instructions below for your high school or contact your high school counselor department for more information.
Ft. Thomas High School-Contact High School Counselor Lorrie Reid at 928.485.2427 extension 4229 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information and deadlines.
Pima High School-Submit application to Katie Williams via email at email@example.com or hand in to her at school, before the March 25, 2021 deadline. Please contact Katie Williams at 928.387.8174 or firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
Safford High School-The school notifies the seniors of information. Fill out application and turn in hard copy to Vangie DeBruler. Call 928.348.6995 or email email@example.com for more information. Deadline for 2021 scholarship is March 2, 2021.
Thatcher High School-Information for scholarship is in your school email. Further information and application can be found on this link. Scroll down to "all you need to know" section, click on scholarship information, click on Graham County Co-op Scholarship March 2nd". Deadline for 2021 scholarship is March 2, 2021. For more information contact Shiloh Wheeler at 928.348.7270 ext 5275 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.