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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.

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.
  • The applicant, or one of the applicant’s parents or legal guardians, 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.

Deadline for Application: March 17, 2017

Completed entries must be returned to any of our Riverland Energy Cooperative offices by 4:00 p.m. or postmarked by March 17, 2017. Forms can also be e-mailed to Beth Alesch at balesch@riverlandenergy.com

Annual Meeting: April 1, 2017 - 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, April 1, 2017.

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.
  • The applicant, or one of the applicant’s parents or legal guardians, 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.

Deadline for Application: March 17, 2017

Completed entries must be returned to any of our Riverland Energy Cooperative offices by 4:00 p.m. or postmarked by March 17. Forms can also be e-mailed to Beth Alesch at balesch@riverlandenergy.com.

Annual Meeting: April 1, 2017 - MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN SCHOLARSHIP


 

Line Worker Scholarship

New in 2017 - Riverland Energy will be offering a $1,000 Line Worker Scholarship to an individual pursuing a post-secondary educaiton in an electrical line worker program. The applicant must be a senior from a high school listed above. The recipient will be chosen in a random drawing at the cooperative's annual meeting in conjunction with the general scholarhips. The applicant can apply for both the general scholarhip and the line worker scholarship, but will only be eligible to receive one. MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

Deadline is March 17, 2017

Line Worker Scholarship Application (online)

Line Worker Scholarship Application (PDF)


 

Non-traditional Scholarships

Three $750 non-traditional scholarships are 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.

Deadline is March 17, 2017

Guidelines - pdf

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.

 

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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