Class of 2020: 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 2020, for a total of $67,500. Scholarship candidates are also invited to apply for the 2020 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 the child or legal dependent of a Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative member, graduating from high school in 2020 and 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 $711,000 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. “And it’s important to know that Polk-Burnett scholarships do not affect electricity rates; they are funded with unclaimed Capital Credits that would be forfeited to the state, if not used for education.”
Scholarship applications will be accepted on the co-op’s website. The application deadline is Friday, January 3, 2020. For more information, contact 800-421-0283, ext. 333.