IEC Memorial Scholarship applications available

Seventeen academic scholarships are up for grabs through the Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives Memorial Scholarship program. The $2,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2024 to financially assist deserving students in the electric co-op family.

Ten scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors whose parents are Illinois electric co-op members. Five scholarships are reserved for high school seniors enrolling full-time at a two-year Illinois community college whose parents are Illinois electric cooperative members or co-op employees.

Additionally, the Earl W. Struck Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is the child of an Illinois electric cooperative employee or director. The deadline to apply for these 16 scholarships is Dec. 31, 2023. Go to to apply.

The final scholarship, the LaVern and Nola McEntire Memorial Lineworker’s  Scholarship, helps pay for costs to attend lineworker school conducted by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives in conjunction with Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is April 30, 2024. To apply, go to

The fund has grown from initially awarding two $1,000 scholarships in 1996 to now offering 17 $2,000 scholarships, which is two more than last year. The Illinois Community College System Foundation (ICCSF) administers the IEC Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information regarding the scholarships, contact your local electric cooperative.