If you/your parent has utility services with Melrose Public Utilities, you are eligible to apply for the following scholarship:
Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) has established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors with educational pursuits that are related to the electric industry. Up to 10 scholarships will be granted each year in two categories. The scholarship deadline is March 15, 2019.
1) Scholarships for Full-Time Undergraduate Studies
Up to five (5) scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to high school seniors who meet the following qualifications:
Must reside in a household receiving electric service from one of the 61 MRES member utilities. (Melrose Utilities is included)
Must enroll in a full-time* undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational technical school no later than the fall of 2019.
Scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing courses of study for careers related to the electric industry, such as an electrical technician (field service technician, wind turbine maintenance, power plant maintenance, etc.), electrical engineer or other engineering disciplines, mathematics, science, energy management, or other closely related field.
Each year, rural electric cooperatives across the nation sponsor roughly 1,500 students on the Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. The Youth Tour program continues to foster the grassroots spirit of the rural electric cooperatives by demonstrating to high school juniors and seniors how our government works and what the electric cooperative business model is all about.
Each year, Stearns Electric Association sends one high school junior or senior on an all-expense paid trip to the Washington, D.C. Rural Electric Youth Tour. The selected student will visit with congressional representatives, tour some of the most famous museums in the world, and make memories and friends that will last a lifetime. Learn how to apply below.
To select one high school junior or senior to represent Stearns Electric Association at the Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, D.C.
ELIGIBILITY: The contest is open to any current high school junior whose family is a member of the Cooperative.