Applications are being accepted by Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative for its 2013 high school scholarship program.
The member-owned electric utility will award six cash scholarships in all, totaling $12,000 in scholarships.There are male and female divisions for scholarships of $2,500, $2,000 and $1,500.
The contest is open to high school seniors who have a grade point average of 3.6 or better on a 4.0 scale, will attend an accredited institution of higher learning next fall and whose parents or guardians are members of and live in a home served by the Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative.
Local first-place winners will compete in April for the state-wide Rural Electric Scholarship with scholarships of first place, $3,000; second place, $2,060; third place, $1,750; fourth place, $1,650; fifth place, $1,545; sixth place, $1,440; and seventh place, $1,340, for a total amount of $25,570 awarded.
Applications and a complete set of rules can be obtained from school guidance offices or at www.hwecoop.com. The deadline is Feb. 1.