2019 IEC Memorial Scholarship Enrollment

Western Illinois Electrical Cooperative has announced that the Illinois electric cooperatives in 2019 will award eleven academic scholarships worth $2,000 each to high school seniors.  These memorial scholarships were designed to financially assist deserving students in the “electric cooperative family.” In addition, a twelfth scholarship will be offered to assist with costs in attending an electric line-worker school.

Six scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who are the sons or daughters of an Illinois electric cooperative member receiving service from the cooperative.
A seventh scholarship, the Earl W. Struck Memorial Scholarship, will be awarded to a student who is the son or daughter of an Illinois electric cooperative employee or director.
Four additional scholarships are reserved for students enrolling full-time at a two-year Illinois community  college who are the sons or daughters of Illinois electric cooperative members, employees or directors.

 Applications for these scholarships are to be submitted on line here.   Deadline is December 31,2018.

The final annual scholarship, the “LaVern and Nola McEntire Line-worker’s Scholarship,” will award a $2,000 scholarship that will help pay for costs to attend the line-worker’s school conducted by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives in conjunction with Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, Ill.  LaVern McEntire served as a lineman for McDonough Power Electric Cooperative from 1949 until 1991. He and his wife, Nola, endowed the scholarship to financially assist deserving individuals in becoming trained line-workers. Sons and daughters of co-op members; relatives of co-op employees or directors; and individuals who have served or are serving in the armed forces or National Guard are all eligible for the line-worker’s scholarship.