Jaden Schwarzlose Wins IEC Scholarship

Jaden Schwarzlose
Jaden Schwarzlose

Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative is proud to announce that Jaden Schwarzlose of Edwards County High School is one of sixteen winners of this year's Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives (IEC) Memorial Scholarship. He is the son of David and Pam Schwarzlose of West Salem, Illinois.

Jaden competed for the scholarship with 285 other students from across the State of Illinois. The $2,000 awards are given each year to sixteen children of electric cooperative members, employees or directors. A seventeenth scholarship is reserved for a student interested in line worker's college and will be announced at a later date. Jaden will be recognized during the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives' annual meeting on August 1, 2024 in Springfield.

Candidates were judged on grade-point average, college entrance exam scores, work and volunteer experience, school and civic activities, and a short essay demonstrating their knowledge of electric cooperatives.

This fall, Jaden plans to attend Olney Central College to study auto mechanics. Wayne-White Electric is honored to have a scholarship recipient and is excited to see how he will represent the community.