QUALIFICATION:If you are high school senior and live in one of Golden Spread's Member Territories, you are eligible to apply for our Directors' Memorial Scholarship, in partnership with The Opportunity Plan. Your Cooperative membership will be verified using the utility bill required in your application.

TIMELINE:Applications open January 1st. Completed applications are due by March 1st each calendar year. Directors' Memorial Scholarship recipients will be notified in May and recipients will receive a notification from Opportunity Plan, Inc.

CONTACT US:If you have any questions, you may call the Golden Spread office at (806) 379-7766 or email Golden Spread.


Scholarship Application

Click the "Directors' Memorial Scholarship" button below, then complete the online form.

Application Requirements

When submitting the Directors' Memorial Scholarship Form, you will be required to upload the following:

File Size Limit: < 2MB

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Your high school transcript (Fall semester must be included)
  • Your ACT or SAT scores (if included on your HS transcript, please scan both sides)
  • One photograph of yourself (2.5in x 3.5in, .jpg, .gif, .png preferred)
  • Copy of your most recent Cooperative electric utility bill
  • Your Information as well as Family Information
  • An Essay explaining the need of financial aid for College - with a 4,000 character maximum
  • Additional documents, such as a resume or dual credit transcript, may be submitted but are not required.

Check your email

After submitting the Directors' Memorial Scholarship Form, watch your mailbox to ensure you receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your completed application. If you do not receive one, please contact GSEC.


Congratulations to these eight students who received scholarships for 2023! These students receive a total of $2,000, providing $500 for each of four semesters for a student's first two years.

More than $163K in scholarship funds have been disbursed to 128 recipients since the first scholarship was awarded in 1995. As of March 1, 2023, the scholarship fund has a balance of $183,852 and is administered by The Opportunity Plan, Inc. of Canyon, Texas.

Golden Spread makes annual contributions to the fund, in addition to making contributions in memory or in honor of past Board Members. Individual contributions are welcomed and add to the endowment for the scholarship fund.


Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Golden Spread) of Amarillo, Texas, a generation and transmission cooperative owned by 15 Texas and one Oklahoma electric distribution cooperatives, founded the scholarship in 1991 with an initial contribution in memory of Connie Gupton, James T. Hull and Dwight Hutchison. Continuing contributions by Golden Spread and various individuals provide additional capital for the scholarship fund.

The Founders intended that the names of other Golden Spread Directors who have been faithful stewards for the Golden Spread family be included in those remembered. Formed in memory of individuals who were dedicated to the development and advancement of rural electrification for the benefit of their Member-Consumers, the scholarship provides financial assistance for qualified electric cooperative family members seeking higher education.