Last chance to apply for lineworker scholarship

Time is running out to apply for the LaVern and Nola McEntire Memorial Lineworker’s Scholarship. This scholarship helps pay for costs to attend lineworker school conducted by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives in conjunction with Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC), Springfield.

Awarded for the first time in 2011, the scholarship was endowed by LaVern and Nola McEntire to assist students attending lineworker’s school at LLCC. LaVern served as a lineworker for more than 42 years at McDonough Power Cooperative. The scholarship is awarded based on an essay, a biographical statement and references.

The $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2024. Scan the QR code or go to to learn more.