Annual Meeting Scholarships

Visit back in May 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year Annual Meeting Scholarship Applications.

Egyptian Electric Cooperative gave TEN $1,000 scholarships to college or college-bound students that are members, or dependents of a member.  Selections, by drawing, were made following the Annual Meeting on July 18, 2019.  For questions regarding the scholarships, please contact Brooke Guthman at (800) 606-1505 or bguthman@eeca.coop.

Eighty-four scholarship applicants applied for the five $1,000 2019 Annual Meeting Scholarships. During the evening, due to overwhelming participation, the board of directors once again elected to award an additional five scholarships, to make TEN. Left to right, front to back, the winners were:

  • Grace Pense of Carbondale, 2019 Carbondale graduate, daughter of Seburn & Vicki Pense of Carbondale, attending John A. Logan Community College.
  • Katie Daniels of Sparta, 2017 Sparta graduate, daughter of Philip & Linda Daniels of Sparta, attending Southwest Illinois College.
  • Ellen Blechle, 2017 Chester High School graduate, daughter of Chris & Valerie Blechle of Chester, attending Southeast Missouri State University.
  • Alyssa Hoops, 2019 Chester High School graduate, daughter of Royce & Rachelle Hoops of Chester, attending Southeast Missouri State University.
  • Melissa Crosby, 2018 Chester High School graduate, daughter of Steven & Jill Asbury of Chester, attending Southwest Illinois College.
  • Taylor Hobbs, 2018 Murphysboro High School graduate, daughter of John & Emily Hobbs of Murphysboro, attending Kaskaskia College.
  • Ryan Chambers, 2018 Murphysboro High School graduate, son of Larry & Christine Chambers of Murphysboro, attending University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
  • Lynon Smith, 2017 Herrin High School graduate, son of Chad & Leslie Smith of Carterville, attending University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
  • Jessica Kattenbraker, 2018 Chester High School graduate, daughter of Philip & Shannon Kattenbraker of Chester, attending Southeast Missouri State University.
  • Nick Camarato, 2015 Herrin High School graduate, son of Matt & Stephanie Camarato of Herrin, attending Northern Illinois University.