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State and National Co-op Scholarships

PREA Scholarship Trust Fund in Memory of William F. Matson

A minimum of five $1,000 Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association scholarships in memory of William F. Matson are available for the 2017-18 college year.

Who is eligible? The PREA Scholarship Trust Fund in Memory of William F. Matson offers scholarships to sons and daughters of members and employees of electric cooperatives in Pennsylvania and New Jersey who belong to the Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association. Applicants must currently be high school seniors and able to furnish necessary aptitude test scores and financial need information. A minimum of five $1,000, one-time scholarships are awarded.

Important dates to remember: All applications and required information must be received no later than May 8, 2017. Finalists will be sent a follow-up questionnaire that must be returned. Scholarship awards will be announced at the Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association Summer Meeting in July 2017.

To download a PDF version of this application click here.

 

Jody Loudenslager Memorial (Youth Tour student) Scholarship

At least two $1,000 scholarships in memory of Jody Loudenslager are available through the PREA Scholarship Trust Fund for the 2017-18 college year.

Who is eligible? The scholarship is available to any college-bound or current college student who participated in the Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association (PREA) Youth Tour. Applicants must furnish necessary aptitude test scores and financial need information.

All applications and required information must be received no later than May 8, 2017. Finalists will be sent a follow-up questionnaire that must be returned. Scholarship awards will be announced at the Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association Summer Meeting in July 2017.

To download a PDF version of this application click here.

If you have questions or need more information, contact Steph Okuniewski, Public Affairs & Member Services Specialist for the Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association (PREA) at 717/901-4481. Statewide scholarship information is published in the January and February issues of Penn Lines magazine each year and is also available at http://www.prea.com/Content/scholarship-opportunities.asp.

 

Glenn English National Cooperative Leadership Foundation (Youth Tour student) Scholarship

A tireless consumer advocate, former President of NRECA Glenn English spent his career championing the cooperative business model and fighting to improve the quality of life for all Americans. The Glenn English National Cooperative Leadership Foundation encourages educational advancement by awarding a higher education scholarship to eligible students who have shown a commitment to the Seven Cooperative Principles.

Each year, one $10,000 (distributed in two $5,000 installments) and four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students working on their first undergraduate degree program.

To be eligible, an applicant must have participated in NRECA’s Youth Tour program, completed at least one semester at an accredited university or college as a full-time student, working on completing her/her first undergraduate degree and is enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited university or college.

Applicants will be judged on cumulative GPA, internships, civic, volunteer and political activities, leadership skills, and involvement in cooperative based programs and activities.

If you have questions or need more details to apply, visit http://electric.coop/our-organization/youth-programs/scholarships/. The program begins accepting applications February 1.

 

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