Class of 2022: Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative is accepting online applications for its Community Service Scholarship Program. We'll award 54 scholarships for $1,250 to high school seniors whose parents are members of Polk-Burnett, for a total of $67,500! Scholarship candidates are also invited to apply for a trip to Washington, D.C. One delegate trip will be awarded, valued at $2,500.
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 2022 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 $846,000 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 are accepted on the co-op’s website, polkburnett.com. The application deadline is January 1, 2022.