$14,000 in Combined Scholarship Gifts Awarded at 2023 Annual Meeting
Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative will be granting up to $20,000 in combined scholarship gifts to high school seniors. The scholarships are either $250, $500, $750 or $1,000.
The Cooperative's scholarship committee will select one $1,000 scholarship winner and one $750 scholarship winner from each of the Cooperative's four districts. The selection process for these scholarships will be based on overall grade-point average, work experience, participation in school and community activities, a personal statement of career goals, and a written reference or appraisal by a third party.
All remaining qualified applicants will be awarded either a $500 or $250 scholarship. Recipients will be announced during Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative's Annual Meeting. Students must be present to win.
$1,000 Basin Electric Scholarship
Dependents of member-owners of Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative are eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship to be provided by Basin Electric Power Cooperative and Corn Belt Power Cooperative, wholesale power suppliers of Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative.
The scholarship program is designed to encourage and recognize the achievements of a student living on electric cooperative lines. The scholarship must be used for educational costs and the student must enter college in the fall of the school year for which the scholarship is given. The applicant must be a student 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 or university or vocational/technical school.
This scholarship is awarded without regard to other awards, loans or financial assistance the applicant may have obtained. Award of the scholarship is based on the following criteria: SAT/ACT scores, grade point average, work experience, participation in school and community activities, a statement by the student explaining his/her educational and career goals and a written recommendation by a third party.
Applicants may receive an application form from Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative by contacting Bobbi Jo at 800.225.4532, ext 6729. Applications are available in the months of December and January and are due by the end of January.