Illinois electric cooperatives will award 14 scholarships to financially assist deserving students in the electric cooperative family statewide in 2022. The 14 scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded through the Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives (IEC) Memorial Scholarship Program.
Eight scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who are the sons or daughters of an Illinois electric co-op member. A ninth scholarship, the Earl W. Struck Memorial Scholarship, is awarded to a student who is the son or daughter of an Illinois electric cooperative employee or director.
Four additional scholarships are reserved for students enrolling full time at a two-year Illinois community college who are the sons or daughters of Illinois electric cooperative members, employees or directors.
The fourteenth scholarship, 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, Springfield, Ill. Sons and daughters 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 for this scholarship.
Deadline to apply for the IEC Memorial Scholarships is Dec. 31, 2021. The lineworker scholarship deadline is April 30, 2022.
For more information regarding the scholarships, visit JCE's scholarship page or contact Peggy Francomb, JCE director of marketing and communications, at 800-858-5522, ext. 1218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.