Scholarship deadline approaching

Time is running out to apply for the 2023 Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives (IEC) Memorial Scholarships. Each year, Illinois electric cooperatives award $2,000 scholarships to financially assist deserving students in the electric co-op family. In 2023, co-ops increased the number of scholarships given to 15. 

Nine scholarships will go to high school seniors whose parent(s) are members of an Illinois electric co-op. Four scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors enrolling full time at a two-year Illinois community college whose parent(s) are employed by or are members of an Illinois electric cooperative. The Earl W. Struck Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is the child of an Illinois electric cooperative employee or director. Applications for these scholarships are due Dec. 31, 2022. 

The LaVern and Nola McEntire Memorial 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. Children 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. This scholarship is due April 30, 2023. 

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