This scholarship program recognizes and encourages the academic achievements of students in the region, serves as an investment in the economic future of rural areas.
Annually, each of the 135 electric cooperatives that make up Basin Electric Power Cooperative (including Northern Plains Cooperative) receives $1,000 from Basin Electric to award a scholarship to a qualifying dependent of a Northern Plains Electric member, who will be enrolled as a college freshman for the upcoming school year.
Applicants for the scholarship must be high school seniors enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school.
Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on a combination of SAT/ACT scores and overall grade-point average, work experience, participation in school and community activities, a personal statement of career goals, a written recommendation by a third party and a written essay.
Application deadline is February 5, 2018. Please mail applications to: Northern Plains Electric Scholarship, Attn: Jill Wright, P.O. Box 180, Carrington, ND 58421-0180. Download the application here.