This school year, the co-op will award scholarships to 54 students in the class of 2021. If you’re the son or daughter of a co-op member, you could be one of them!
Class of 2021: Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative is now accepting online applications for its Community Service Scholarship Program. The co-op will award $1,250 scholarships to 54 students in the Class of 2021, for a total of $67,500. Scholarship candidates are also invited to apply for the 2021 Youth Tour of Washington, D.C. Two trips will be awarded, valued at $2,500 each.
Polk-Burnett’s scholarship program is based on community service, not academic grades, athletic performance or financial need. Candidates are required to submit a community service resume. In addition, candidates must be 1) the child or legal dependent of a Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative member, 2) graduating from high school in 2021 and 3) continuing education at an accredited technical school, college or university after high school.
“This is our opportunity to recognize the children of co-op members who have made a difference in the lives of others,” said Joan O’Fallon, Polk-Burnett communications director. “Since 1987, Polk-Burnett has awarded more than $778,000 to high school seniors. You could be one of them!”
“Giving back to our community and local youth is part of our mission as a cooperative,” added Polk-Burnett General Manager Steve Stroshane.
Polk-Burnett’s scholarship program does not affect electric rates; it is funded with unclaimed Capital Credits that otherwise would be forfeited to the state, and by the generosity of co-op members who donate Capital Credits to the scholarship fund. If you would like to donate your capital credits to the co-op’s scholarship fund, please call or visit our website for an enrollment form.
Scholarship applications will be accepted on the co-op’s website. The application deadline is Friday, January 1, 2021.