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Scholarships

Scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are due by 5 p.m. February 15, 2023. 

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San Isabel Electric offers scholarship opportunities for students with various backgrounds and career goals.

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will be available November 2022.

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San Isabel Electric offers scholarship opportunities for students with various backgrounds and career goals.

Win a $1,000 scholarship!

Applying for a scholarship from San Isabel Electric is easy. If your parent(s) or guardian(s) buy electricity from San Isabel Electric and you meet one or more of the below eligibility requirements you have what it takes!

General eligibility requirements:

  • Your parent(s) or guardian(s) must buy electricity from San Isabel Electric
  • Your primary address must be in the State of Colorado
  • You are planning to attend any of the following:
    • An accredited college and/or university
    • Occupational training program of two-years or less at an accredited vocational school, technical school, community college, or junior college the consecutive academic year after graduating
  • You must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 to be awarded a San Isabel Electric or At-Large Scholarship
  • You must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 to be awarded a Vocational or First-to-Attend Scholarship

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Win a $1,000 scholarship!

Applying for a scholarship from San Isabel Electric is easy. If your parent(s) or guardian(s) buy electricity from San Isabel Electric and you meet one or more of the below eligibility requirements you have what it takes!

General eligibility requirements:

    • Your parent(s) or guardian(s) must buy electricity from San Isabel Electric
    • Your primary address must be in the State of Colorado
    • You are planning to attend any of the following:
      • An accredited college and/or university
      • Occupational training program of two-years or less at an accredited vocational school, technical school, community college, or junior college the consecutive academic year after graduating
    • You must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 to be awarded a San Isabel Electric or At-Large Scholarship
    • You must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 to be awarded a Vocational or First-to-Attend Scholarship

Scholarship Opportunities

San Isabel Electric Scholarship
These scholarships are awarded to students who have a primary address in San Isabel Electric’s service territory and are planning to attend their first year at an accredited college or university. Students must enter college the same year as their graduation from high school.


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First-to-Attend Scholarship

Scholarships will be available to students whose primary address is in San Isabel Electric’s service territory and will be the first person in their immediate family planning to attend their first year of higher education at an accredited college or university.  Students must enter college the same year as their graduation from high school.


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Vocational Scholarship

Vocational Scholarships will be available to students whose primary address is in San Isabel Electric’s service territory and are planning to attend an occupational training program of two-years or less at an accredited vocational school, technical school, community college, or junior college. The student must enter the school the same year as their graduation from high school.


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At-Large Scholarship

Students whose primary address is outside of San Isabel Electric’s service territory are eligible for At-Large Scholarships. Applicants must reside in the state of Colorado, and plan to attend their first year of higher education at an accredited college or university. Students must enter college the same year as their graduation from high school.


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Continuing Education Scholarship

The Board of Directors award scholarships to adults who have been out of high school for a minimum of two-years and are planning to attend an accredited college, university, vocational or technical school, community college or junior college.

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Powered-Up Scholarship
Basin Scholarship

Basin Electric Power Cooperative will award a $1,000 to one San Isabel Electric scholarship to a student whose parent or guardian buys electricity from San Isabel Electric. The students’ parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must be current Members of San Isabel Electric. BEPC scholarships will be awarded without regard to other awards, loans, or financial assistance the applicant may have obtained. The scholarships must be used for educational costs, and the student must enter college as a full-time student in the fall of the school year for which the scholarship is given.

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Tri-State Scholarship

The Board of Directors will select a(n) applicant(s) to receive either two (2) $500 or one (1) $1,000 scholarship(s). The recipient of the scholarship must register as a full-time student in an accredited university, college or vocational/ technical school of their choice.

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Eligibility Requirements

Who can apply?

Applications are open to any student whose parent(s) or guardian(s) buy electricity from San Isabel Electric and are planning to attend their first year at an accredited college and/or university. Other requirements may be necessary depending on the scholarship you are applying for. Please review the terms and requirements of the application.

What awards are given?

Scholarships are a one-time (1) $1,000 award. The top scoring applicants will be invited to interview to compete for an additional $4,000 scholarship. The Tri-State scholarship may be divided into two (2) $500 scholarships instead of a one (1) $1,000 scholarship. 

What information is required?

Academic Information:

  • Current school information – Name of high school or college
  • Most recent transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • The college you plan to attend
  • Intended degree or area of study
  • A resume not to exceed two pages

Personal background information:

  • Personal information – Name, parents’ names, mailing address, service address, phone number
  • Email address that you check regularly for yourself and a parent
  • SIEA account number
How do I know if my primary address in your service area?

Your primary residence is the place you live the majority of the time. Your primary address must be within SIEA’s service area if you are applying for a San Isabel Electric, First-to-Attend, Vocational, or Continuing Education Scholarship. If you are not sure if your primary residence is in our service area:

  1. Click click here to see a map of SIEA’s service area. A map will open in a new window.
  2. In the new window, enter your address in the box in the upper your corner that says “Find address or place.”

Students whose primary residence is outside of SIEA’s service area, but whose parent(s) or guardian(s) who buy electricity from San Isabel Electric are only eligible to apply for the At-Large and Basin Scholarships. Students whose primary address is outside of SIEA’s service area are not eligible to compete for the additional $4,000 Powered-Up Scholarship.

Is an essay required?

Applicants must provide a 750-word or less essay answering all the following questions:

  • How will a scholarship from San Isabel Electric help you complete your degree?
  • How are you unique?
  • Who are your role models and how have they helped set the course of our future?
  • What are some of your greatest accomplishments and challenges?
When is the deadline?

Scholarship application will be available beginning November 1. Online application forms must be completed and submitted before 5 p.m., February 15.

Can I apply for multiple scholarships?

No, the online scholarship submission system is designed to only allow one scholarship submission per student. 

What if I still have questions?

Please email questions to communications@siea.com or call 719-647-6230. 

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