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We offer the following scholarship opportunities to qualifying member students.
Operation Round Up Scholarship Information
Co-op members or their dependent children who are or will be attending college, vocational, or technical college are eligible to apply. Both traditional and nontraditional students are encouraged to apply. To be eligible, either the student or parents must have their primary residence located on CWEC lines and participate in Operation Round Up. Scholarship winners must maintain a 2.0- grade point average and be a full-time student (12+ earned credits).
Application deadline: Monday, April 1, 2024
CWEC Electric Utility Worker Scholarship Information
Central Wisconsin Electric Cooperative (CWEC) recognizes the importance of technical training for graduating high school seniors and educating youth about careers in their own communities. To encourage students to consider a career at an electric utility, and to create an incentive for trained electric utility workers to seek employment with electric cooperatives or other utilities, CWEC has established a scholarship in the amount of $1,000. The scholarship has been established to assist a student pursuing a technical college education in an electric program that lends itself to employment in the electric utility industry.
The scholarship is administered by the CWEC Operation Round Up Trust Committee. The committee will evaluate all applications and essay responses. The selection criteria will be based on scholastic achievement, school and community involvement, work history, and essay submission.
Scholarship payments will be made through the financial aid office of the recipient's chosen college. Fifty percent (50%) will be paid at the beginning of the school year and fifty percent (50%) following receipt of a letter and transcript from the student, to the committee, at the end of the first term.
The application deadline: Monday, April 1, 2024
The PSE Merle T. Lebakken Scholarship was launched in 2022 in honor of PSE’s late founder, Merle T. Lebakken. When Merle started PSE in 1974, he exemplified the importance of building and honoring client relationships. Today, that is still one of PSE’s driving forces and has influenced the last 49 years of PSE’s existence and the work we do today.
The PSE Merle T. Lebakken Scholarship is available to individuals pursuing a degree within the electrical power or industrial industries and who receive a letter of recommendation from a PSE employee or active client. Central Wisconsin Electric Cooperative is an active PSE client. The scholarship will be open annually, in the spring, and recipients will receive an award of either $2,500 for students attending a two-year college or $5,000 for students attending a four-year college or university. Up to two awards will be granted with disbursements occurring in the fall.
Application deadline is March 25, 2024 at 3 p.m.