Scholarships

Each year, high school seniors have the opportunity to receive scholarships to continue their education. The co-op will award one $1,000 High School Scholarship to one eligible graduating senior from each of the following high schools: Alma, C-FC, G-E-T, Independence, Osseo-Fairchild, Arcadia, Durand, Gilmanton, Mondovi, Whitehall, Blair-Taylor, Eleva-Strum, Holmen, Onalaska. One recipient per school will be chosen in a random drawing at Riverland Energy Cooperative’s Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Qualifications and guidelines: 

  • One of the applicant’s parents or legal guardians must be an active member of Riverland Energy Cooperative and a bona fide resident of Riverland Energy Cooperative’s service territory.
  • An applicant whose parent or legal guardian is not an active member but resides in Riverland Energy service territory and is responsible for the electric bill may be eligible. The applicant must have the active member send a letter that states that the applicant’s parent or legal guardian is reimbursing the active member for the electric bill at the residence. Upon receipt of the letter, application will be considered eligible for scholarship drawing.
  • The applicant, or one of the applicant’s parents or legal guardian, MUST BE PRESENT AT THE ANNUAL MEETING. If the applicant or one of the applicant’s parents or legal guardian is not present at the annual meeting, the applicant will not receive the scholarship should his/ her name be drawn. Instead, a new name will be drawn until the scholarship can be awarded to an applicant meeting attendance requirements.
  • Payment will be made upon completion of the first quarter or semester of college, vocational, or technical school. The recipient must maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average during their first quarter or semester of college or vocational-technical school. Recipient will need to provide the cooperative with a copy of their grades and proof of enrollment for second semester.

Completed entries must be returned to any of our Riverland Energy Cooperative offices by 4:00 p.m. or postmarked by March 20, 2015. Forms can also be e-mailed to Denise Noll at dnoll@riverlandenergy.com.

Deadline for Application: March 20, 2015

Annual Meeting: March 28, 2015 - MUST BE PRESENTTO WIN SCHOLARSHIP

 

At-Large Scholarships

In addition, one $1,000 scholarship will be given to a student who lives on our lines, but attends a school not listed above.  (NOT ELIGIBLE: Alma, C-FC, G-E-T, Independence, Osseo-Fairchild, Arcadia, Durand, Gilmanton, Mondovi, Whitehall, Blair-Taylor, Eleva-Strum, Holmen, Onalaska high schools). One recipient per school will be chosen in a random drawing at Riverland Energy Cooperative’s Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Qualifications and guidelines:

  • One of the applicant’s parents or legal guardian must be an active member of Riverland Energy Cooperative and a bona fide resident of Riverland Energy Cooperative’s service territory.
  • An applicant whose parent or legal guardian is not an active member but resides in Riverland Energy service territory and is responsible for the electric bill may be eligible. The applicant must have the active member send a letter that states that the applicant’s parent or legal guardian is reimbursing the active member for the electric bill at the residence. Upon receipt of the letter, application will be considered eligible for scholarship drawing.
  • THE APPLICANT, OR ONE OF THE APPLICANT’S PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST BE PRESENT AT THE ANNUAL MEETING to meet attendance requirements. If the applicant or one of the applicant’s parents or legal guardian is not present at the annual meeting, the applicant will not receive the scholarship should his/her name be drawn. Instead, a new name will be drawn until the scholarship can be awarded to an applicant meeting attendance requirements.
  • The recipient must maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average during their first quarter or semester of college, vocational, or technical school.
  • Payment will be made upon completion of the first quarter or semester of college, vocational, or technical school. Recipient will need to provide the cooperative with a copy of their grades and proof of enrollment for second semester.

Completed entries must be returned to any of our Riverland Energy Cooperative offices by 4:00 p.m. or postmarked by March 20, 2015. Forms can also be e-mailed to Denise Noll at dnoll@riverlandenergy.com.

Deadline for Application: March 20, 2015

Annual Meeting: March 28, 2015- MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN SCHOLARSHIP

 


Non-traditional Scholarships

A scholarship is also awarded to non-traditional students at schools of higher learning. This will be awarded to someone returning to university or technical college after spending a minimum of 3 years in the work place or raising a family. To be eligible, you or your spouse must be a member in “good standing” and a bona fide resident of the Riverland Energy Cooperative service territory. The schools are: WWTC-La Crosse, CVTC-Eau Claire, UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse, UW-River Falls, UW-Menomonie, MN State College and Winona State University. Applications are available at these schools.

There will also be one At-Large Scholarship made available to students attending other Wisconsin Universities, a Wisconsin private college or a reciprocity university/college not listed above. Please contact Denise for this application.

Other Qualifications for the Non-Traditional Scholarship are:

  • The Riverland Energy Cooperative Scholarship recipient will be selected by a school appointed committee.
  • The recipient must have maintained a 2.0 or better grade point average during their current quarter or semester of post secondary education.
  • The recipient must be enrolled in a course of study leading to an associate or bachelors degree.
  • The recipient must be enrolled with a minimum of 5 credits and be in good standing at the school they are attending.
  • The awarding of a non-traditional scholarship will be limited to a one-time award. After receiving a scholarship, the individual would not be eligible for future awards.

The disbursement of non-traditional scholarships will be awarded after all qualifications are met with receipt of transcripts and verification of enrollment as listed above.

Click on the links below to download the forms:

 

Scholarship funding

Riverland Energy is owned by its members and guided by a nonprofit, cooperative philosophy. When the cooperative makes money beyond expenses, the difference is refunded to elibigle members as capital credits. The scholarships are funded with unclaimed capical credit dollars and do not affect electric rates.

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