Deaf Smith Electric Cooperative has awarded $20,000 in scholarship money to students in our service territory. DSEC’s board of directors granted 10 scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each. These scholarships are available to immediate families of active members and active employees of Deaf Smith Electric Cooperative.
Since the program began back in 1998, DSEC has awarded more than $400,000 in scholarships to members across the cooperative’s system. Funds for these scholarships come from our Operation Round Up program, where members can “round up” their bill to the next dollar, and a portion of escheated funds from the State of Texas.
Those receiving the scholarships are (from top right):
Victoria Betzen, daughter of Nathan and Amy Betzen of Hereford. Victoria is currently a student at the University of Texas at Austin majoring in biology with a specialization in genetics and genomics. She then plans to attend medical school.
Garrison Haseloff, son of Darren and Lorre Haseloff of Farwell. Garrison plans to attend Texas Tech University and pursue an agribusiness degree, followed by the Game Warden academy.
Hannah Simpson, daughter of Brian and Jody Simpson of Dimmitt. Hannah plans to attend Tarleton State University and major in ag business. She hopes to become an accountant.
Audrey “Bliss” Betzen, daughter and Cameron and Emily Betzen of Dimmitt. Following graduation from Nazareth, Bliss will attend Texas Tech University and hopes to become a registered dietician.
Halley Wales, daughter of Tim and Tawyna Wales of Dimmitt. After graduating from Lazbuddie, Halley plans to attend Texas Tech University and pursue a degree in marketing.
Addie Dyer, daughter of Scott and Kara Dyer of Nazareth. Addie plans to attend Angelo State University and pursue a degree in nursing, followed by schooling to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
Colter Pohlman, son of Scott and Moriah Pohlman of Hereford. Colter plans to attend Texas Tech University and dual major in agriculture and applied economics and business administration.
Mary Claire Spinhirne, daughter of Lucas and Angela Spinhirne of Vega. Mary Claire plans to attend Amarillo College, followed by pharmacy school at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.
Gabriella Schaap, daughter of Andy and Suzanne Schaap of Hereford. After graduation from Vega, Gabriella plans to attend Texas Christian University, followed by culinary school.
Tim Ally, son of Koen and Els Ally of Friona. Tim plans to attend Texas Tech and major in agribusiness with hopes to open his own dairy farm.