For immediate release:
1:30 p.m. – Thursday, February 20, 2020
Time is running out to apply one of San Isabel Electric’s 22 scholarships. Candidates must complete their applications online by February 28, 2020.
San Isabel Electric is awarding $32,000 in scholarship funds. The not-for-profit electric cooperative offers five different scholarship opportunities for member-owners and their dependents. All applications must be completed online. Students must be high school seniors and a parent or guardian must be a San Isabel Electric member to apply. Applications, details about the five different scholarship opportunities and complete eligibility requirements are available online at siea.com/scholarships.
The following scholarships opportunities are available:
- One $5,000 Powered-Up Scholarship and 22 $1,000 San Isabel Electric Scholarships
Applicants must be high school seniors planning to attend accredited colleges and universities. Two students from each of the 11 high schools in the San Isabel Electric service territory will be selected to receive a scholarship. The 22 recipients of the San Isabel Electric Scholarship will have the opportunity to compete for one $5,000 Powered-Up Scholarship. The Powered-Up Scholarship is only available to recipients of the San Isabel Electric Scholarship and the recipient must also meet additional requirements to be eligible. San Isabel Electric will donate $500 to the high school attended by the recipient of the Powered-Up Scholarship.
- Two $1,000 At-large Scholarships
Applicants have to attend a high school outside of San Isabel Electric’s service territory, but they must reside in the state of Colorado to be eligible. Applicants must be high school seniors planning to attend accredited colleges and universities.
- Two $1,000 Vocational Scholarships
Applicants must be planning to attend an occupational training program of two-years or less at an accredited vocational school, technical school, community college, or junior college and be classified as a full-time student.
- One $1,000 Continuing Education Scholarship
Applicants must have completed high school for a minimum of two-years and must be planning to attend an accredited college, university, vocational or technical school, community college, or junior college. The applicant must also be a current member-owner of San Isabel Electric.
Basin Electric Power Cooperative (BEPC), one of San Isabel Electric’s power suppliers, will also award one $1,000 scholarship to a San Isabel Electric member-owner or member-owner dependent. The application deadline for the BEPC Scholarship was February 14, 2020.
All the scholarship opportunities require the applicant or the student’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s) to be a current San Isabel Electric member-owner.
San Isabel Electric has been awarding scholarships since 2000.
As a not-for-profit cooperative utility, San Isabel Electric provides affordable, reliable electricity with exceptional service to communities throughout southern Colorado. Serving nearly 20,000 member-owners and 24,000 meters, San Isabel Electric has been keeping the lights on since 1938. We don’t just serve communities. We are part of communities.