Scholarship applications available

January 31 is the deadline for the Youth to Washington Scholarship Contest.

Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative is proud to offer two separate scholarship programs for graduating seniors. The first one involves students from all of the electric cooperatives in Illinois. The second one, which will officially be announced next month, is exclusively for Eastern Illini member families.

In 2014, seven scholarships, of $1,500 each, will be awarded to eligible high school seniors through the Illinois Electric Cooperative (IEC) Memorial Scholarship Program. 

Four scholarships will be awarded to students who are children of an Illinois electric cooperative member/owner. All Eastern Illini member families are eligible.  A fifth scholarship, the Earl W. Struck Memorial Scholarship, will be awarded to a student who is the child of an Illinois electric cooperative employee or director.  

The sixth and seventh scholarships are for students enrolling full-time at a two-year Illinois community college who are children of Illinois electric cooperative members, employees or directors. The scholarship applications are due by December 31.

An eighth scholarship, of $1,500, the LaVern and Nola McEntire Lineworker’s Scholarship, will be awarded to help pay for costs associated with lineworker’s school conducted by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives in conjunction with Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield.  Students who are children of an Illinois electric cooperative member/owner, or are related to an employee or director at an Illinois electric co-op are eligible, as are individuals who have served or are serving in the armed forces or National Guard. Applications for this scholarship must be postmarked by April 30. 

Youth to Washington Scholarship
Eastern Illini’s main scholarship contest, the Youth to Washington Scholarship program, offers two graduating seniors the chance to win a $1,000 college scholarship, and earn an expenses-paid trip to our nation’s capital in June.

While in Washington, D.C., the students will have the opportunity to see government in action while visiting historical landmarks like the U.S. Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetary, Mount Vernon, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Smithsonian Museums.  

The application deadline is January 31.

To see the official rules and to download the scholarship applications visit our scholarship section.

For more information, please contact Debbie Laird at debbie.laird@eiec.coop or 800-824-5102. Students can also see their high school guidance counselor.