SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We did it again! JREC increased their scholarship award amounts for the second year in a row. 

$30,000 in scholarship monies available to college-bound students!

 

Your local cooperative offers multiple scholarship opportunities to MEMBERS ONLY.  See below for more details on the scholarships available, qualifications, and how to apply.

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High School Graduates

$19,000 worth of scholarships are awarded to graduates from 11 area high schools seeking to further their education. Criteria and guidelines are as follows:

JREC scholarships are awarded to each of the following schools as follows:

  • Two $1000 Scholarships:  Bruce, Chetek-Weyerhaeuser, Flambeau, Gilman, Hayward, Ladysmith, Lake Holcombe, and LCO.
  • One $1000 Scholarship:  Rib Lake, Stanley-Boyd, and Winter.

Criteria is as follows:

  • Graduate from one of the above listed local high schools in 2022.

  • Parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of dependent student must presently be an active member of JREC and currently receive electric service.

  • Display average or above average academic records.

  • Family income should not be a deciding factor.

  • Display potential to successfully continue achievement in a post-secondary public or private college, university, junior college, or vocational school program, which will lead to an associate degree or one-year diploma.

  • Priority to be given to any student who has participated in the Youth Leadership Congress, or any youth program offered by JREC.    

An application for this scholarship can be obtained from your high school Guidance Counselor. Deadline is based on individual school requirements. Please see your Guidance Counselor for more details.

 

Homeschool Scholarship

Six $1000 Scholarships Awarded

This scholarship was added in 2021 and is open to graduating homeschooled high school students.

Two $1000 scholarships to be awarded to graduating homeschooled students from each of the following areas:  Hayward, greater Jump River area, and Ladysmith.

Criteria is as follows:

  • Receive a homeschool diploma.

  • Parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of dependent student must presently be an active member of JREC and currently receive electric service.

  • Display average or above average academic records.

  • Family income should not be a deciding factor.

  • Display potential to successfully continue achievement in a post-secondary public or private college, university, junior college, or vocational school program, which will lead to an associate degree or one-year diploma.

  • Priority to be given to any student who has participated in the Youth Leadership Congress, or any youth program offered by JREC.    

An application for this scholarship can be obtained below. Return application to Jump River Electric Cooperative, PO Box 99, Ladysmith WI 54848, by June 15.

APPLICATION

 

Allen Beadles Memorial Scholarship

Adult (Non-traditional) Scholarships - Two $1000 Scholarships Awarded

Adults (non-traditional students) seeking to further their education at a college or post-secondary institute can apply for this scholarship.  An application can be picked up at the Ladysmith office or see below. Once completed, please mail your application to PO Box 99, Ladysmith WI 54848. Deadline is June 15.

Criteria is as follows:

  • Parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of dependent student or self must be an active member of JREC and currently receive electric service.

  • Student must have received their GED or high school diploma for a minimum of one year prior to applying for this scholarship.

  • Display average or above average academic records.

  • Family income should not be a deciding factor.

  • Display potential to successfully continue achievement in a post-secondary public or private college, university, junior college, or vocational school program, which will lead to an associate degree or one-year diploma.

  • Priority to be given to any applicant who has participated in the Youth Leadership Congress, or any youth program offered by JREC.    

APPLICATION

 

Charles Kagigebi Memorial Scholarship

Two $1000 Scholarships Awarded

A $1000 scholarships will be awarded to two non-traditional adult students who are attending LCO Community College. All interested parties can apply for this scholarship by picking up an application at the LCO Community College or see below. Once completed, please mail or return the application to the Financial Aid Assistant at the LCO Community College. Deadline is based on school requirements.

Criteria is as follows:

  • Parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of dependent student or self must be an active member of JREC and currently receive electric service.

  • Student must have received their GED or high school diploma for a minimum of one year prior to applying for this scholarship.

  • Display average or above average academic records.

  • Family income should not be a deciding factor.

  • Display potential to successfully continue achievement in a post-secondary public or private college, university, junior college, or vocational school program, which will lead to an associate degree or one-year diploma.

  • Priority to be given to any student who has participated in the Youth Leadership Congress, or any youth program offered by JREC. 

APPLICATION

John Hirschfeld Jr. Memorial Lineworker Scholarship

One $1000 Scholarship Awarded

Members wishing to enter a one-year Electric Power Distribution/Lineworker post-secondary school program can apply for this scholarship.

Non-traditional students and High School graduates from the following schools can apply:   Bruce, Flambeau, Gilman, Hayward, Ladysmith, Lake Holcombe, LCO, Rib Lake, Stanley-Boyd, Chetek-Weyerhaeuser, and Winter.   

Criteria is as follows:

  • Applicant can be a high school graduating senior from one of the 11 high schools listed above and whose parent(s) or legal guardians(s) are active members, or

  • Parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of dependent student or self are an active member of JREC and currently receive electric service.

  • Display average or above average academic records.

  • Family income should not be a deciding factor.

  • Student must be entering a one-year Electric Power Distribution/Lineworker post-secondary school program.

  • Priority to be given to any student who has participated in the Youth Leadership Congress, or any youth program offered by JREC. 

All interested parties can apply for this scholarship by picking up an application at the Ladysmith office or see below. Once the application is completed, please mail to PO Box 99, Ladysmith WI 54848. Deadline is June 15.

APPLICATION

The Federated Youth Foundation, Inc. is now accepting applications for the fourth Charles Van Sickle Scholarship.  The $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a pre-law or law student who has an interested in cooperative law.  The scholarship is made possible by an endowment established in 2013 to honor Wisconsin's renowned electric cooperative lobbyist and attorney, the late Charles Van Sickle.  The scholarship will be awarded during the spring 2021 semester.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Pre-law or law students who reside in Wisconsin and have an interest in cooperative law; children and grandchildren of cooperatives, credit unions, or mutual insurance companies preferred
  • Have not been awarded this scholarship before
  • Minimum cumulative grade point of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale

Applicants will be judged on leadership, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal motivation, and academic and life goals.  To be eligible, all areas of the application form must be filled out and submitted together.

To be considered, applicants should submit the following documents to the Federated Youth Foundation office no later than April 2, 2021.

  • Completed application form;
  • Personal essay, 1 to 3 pages long in 12 point type;
  • List of three references including contact information;
  • Three reference letters, signed and sealed in envelopes;
  • Official grade transcripts; and
  • Spring 2021 course schedule.

Submit application form and attachments to:  Federated Youth Foundation, Inc., PO Box 148, Baraboo, WI 53913-0148