Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TEC) recently awarded 16-thousand, 950 dollars in scholarship to 47 local high school students.
The money for the scholarships is funded through unclaimed capital credits.
Scholarship recipients are chosen by their high school to receive TEC's scholarships. TEC issues the unclaimed capital credits to 17 school districts within its service territory. The amount of unclaimed capital credits issued to each school is
determined by the number of TEC members residing in the school's district.
Since 1991 the cooperative has given just over 211-thousand dollars to area high school graduates.