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SCEC Scholarships

Applications for 2020 scholarships due March 2!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-21 school year.

At their December 2019 meeting the SCEC Board of Directors approved an updated Student Scholarship Programs Policy 1011 that demonstrates the Cooperative Principles and carries out the mission of the co-op by administering a more inclusive scholarship program.

Scholarships are funded by forfeited capital credits put into an account held in trust by Federated Youth Foundation and have no effect on members’ bills.

SCEC scholarships in the past were offered exclusively to high school seniors who were dependents of co-op members. The new scholarship program identifies six types of scholarships that may be available (click on scholarship titles to be taken to the online application):

Co-op Principles Scholarship (up to three):

  • Eligibility: Children of SCEC members currently attending their senior year of high school who will be attending a technical college or two- or four-year college or university.
  • Selection: By committee appointed by cooperative management based on criteria related to Cooperative Principles (particularly Concern for Community), leadership qualities and academic performance.

District Scholarship (minimum one per Director District):

  • Eligibility: Children of SCEC members currently attending their senior year of high school who will be attending a technical college or two- or four-year college or university.
  • Selection: By random drawing by SCEC Director District.

Non-Traditional Scholarship:

  • Eligibility: Current members of the St. Croix Electric Cooperative and their spouses and dependent children who are 18 years or older, have not attended a post-secondary institution in the past year and will be attending a technical college or a two year or four-year college or university.
  • Selection: By committee appointed by cooperative management based on criteria related to Cooperative Principles (particularly Concern for Community), leadership qualities and other circumstances.

Lineworker Scholarship:

  • Eligibility: Current members of the St. Croix Electric Cooperative and their spouses and dependent children accepted or enrolled in a qualified electrical lineworker program.
  • Selection: By random drawing.

The updated policy also allows for internships for special projects and sponsorship to the annual NRECA (National Rural Electric Cooperative Association) Youth Tour to Washington D.C.

Additionally, SCEC administers the privately-funded Wayne Willink Cooperative Leadership Scholarship for high school seniors planning to pursue a degree in an agriculture-related field.

For more information contact Communications & Events Coordinator Michele DeLong at communications@scecnet.net or 715-796-5613.

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