Linework scholarship available

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 (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 to an individual who is related to an Illinois rural electric cooperative employee or director; is the son or daughter of an Illinois electric cooperative member; is enrolled in the Lincoln Land lineworker’s school; or has served or is currently serving in the U.S. armed forces or National Guard. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is April 30, 2024. To apply, go to