For immediate release: 3:30 p.m. – Friday, February 1, 2019

San Isabel Electric will be awarding $32,000 through its’ newly expanded scholarship program which now includes vocational scholarships, a scholarship for an adult who has been out of high school for at least two years, and scholarships for students who attend a high school outside of San Isabel Electric’s service territory whose parents or guardians are current San Isabel Electric member-owners.

San Isabel Electric is offering five additional $1,000 scholarship awards, in addition to the one $5,000 Powered-Up Scholarship and the 22 $1,000 San Isabel Electric Scholarships.

Eligibility requirements vary, based on each scholarship opportunity. Information on the full eligibility requirements for each scholarship opportunity and scholarship applications are available at siea.com/scholarships.

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.

Applications for the following scholarships are due February 28, 2019:

  • 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 do not have to attend a high school in 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 is February 14, 2019. The scholarship application, requirements and deadline are also available at siea.com/scholarships.

San Isabel Electric has been awarding scholarships since 2000. In 2019, San Isabel Electric will award a total of 28 scholarships. In 2018, San Isabel Electric awarded a total of 25 scholarships totaling $33,500.



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.