Agralite Electric Cooperative Award Scholarship
Starting in 2016, Agralite Electric Cooperative has created a post-secondary education scholarship program. This program will be open to the four country region that Agralite provides electric service to – Big Stone, Pope, Stevens, and Swift counties.
Agralite Electric Cooperative will award two $2,500, two $1,000, and three $500 scholarships. One of the $2,500 scholarship awards is intended for individuals interested in becoming an electrical line worker or electrician. These scholarship funds are made available in part from unclaimed capital credits and in part through administration proceeds from The Rural Economic Development Loan program.
Obtain applications on the link above, from your school counselor, or in our office. The completed application and all other necessary information must be returned to Agralite Electric Cooperative no later than April 3, 2017. Recipients should be willing to attend the Agralite Electric Cooperative annual meeting on May 22, 2017. Applicants who applied for the Basin Electric Power Cooperative scholarship may also apply for the Agralite scholarship.
Basin Electric Award Scholarship 2017
This scholarship is part of the program administered by Basin Electric Power Cooperative, a wholesale power supplier to more than 130 electric cooperatives in nine states, including Agralite Electric Cooperative. Basin Electric's scholarship program began in 1990 and is considered an investment in the economic future of rural areas. Each year Agralite solicits scholarship applications from throughout our service area and selects one outstanding young person to receive this award.
The recipient must be a dependent of a member of Agralite who is enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a full-time graduate or undergraduate course of study at an accredited, two-year or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school in the fall of 2017. This scholarship must be used for educational costs, and the student must enter in college next fall. Checks will be distributed and made payable to the college in August of 2017.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, potential to succeed, leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, a statement of education and career goals, an essay question, and an outside appraisal.
Return the completed application form no later than February 22, 2017 to: