The Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperative Memorial Scholarship Program is now taking applications. Twelve $2,000 scholarships are awarded annually to deserving students in the electric cooperative family who plan to attend college.

Six scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who are the sons or daughters of Illinois electric co-op members. A seventh scholarship, the Earl W. Struck Memorial Scholarship, will be awarded to a student who is the son or daughter of an Illinois electric cooperative employee or director. Four additional scholarships are reserved for students enrolling full time at a two-year Illinois community college who are the sons or daughters of Illinois electric cooperative members, employees or directors.

The 12th scholarship, the LaVern and Nola McEntire Lineworker’s Scholarship, will help pay for costs to attend lineworker school conducted by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives in conjunction with Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, Ill. Sons and daughters of co-op members, relatives of co-op employees or directors, and individuals who have served or are serving in the armed forces or National Guard are all eligible for this scholarship.

The application deadline is Dec. 31, 2019. For more information, contact your local electric cooperative.