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Scholarships

Sun River Electric, Montana Electric Cooperatives' Association, and Basin Electric Power Cooperative are offering several scholarships to students who live on the Sun River Electric system.  Applications are available at SREC or your local school.  MECA offers one $500 scholarship in SREC's geographic district and Basin Electric will offer one $1000 scholarship.  Sun River Electric offers eighteen $1000 scholarships, two to each school in the SREC service area.  The deadlines are as follows:

  • Basin Electric Power Cooperative  - January 31, 2018
  • MECA - January 31, 2018
  • Sun River Electric - April 3, 2018

If you are interested in any of these scholarships and need applications, please contact Ross at SREC - 467-2527 or 1-800-452-7516.

Sun River Electric Scholarship  

Who is eligible?

Graduating seniors who are dependent children of SREC consumers, and will be a freshman at a college or trade school.

What is the amount of the scholarship?

There are two $1000 scholarships per school going to the nine high schools in the SREC service area. These scholarships are funded by capital credit checks that have been unclaimed for more that 5 years and have been considered abandoned property.

How do I apply?

Sun River Electric furnishes instructions and applications to high school counselors in the service area. The application deadline is in April.

2017 Sun River Electric Scholarship Winners

The following students received the 2017 Sun River Electric Cooperative scholarships: 

  • Augusta
    Parker Rapp
  • Choteau
    Megan Krone and Molly Salmond
  • Conrad
    Megan Vandenacre and Evan VanDyke
  • Dutton/Brady
    Garrett Fritz
  • Fairfield
    Anne Townsend and Jacob Anderson
  • Power
    Brianna Murray
  • Simms
    Kaylee Kunkel and Cheree Meek
  • Highwood
    Louis Aron and Katheryn Long

MECA Scholarship

Who is eligible?

You must be a member of Sun River Electric Cooperative, or a son or daughter of a member. The applicant must be either a graduating high school senior entering his or her freshman year at a college or trade school or a current college undergraduate student. Graduate students are ineligible.

What is the amount of the scholarship?

There is one $500 scholarship in SREC's geographic district.

How do I apply?

To apply, the applicant can pick up an application at the Sun River Electric office in Fairfield, Montana, or call 467-2527 or 1-800-452-7516, and we will mail an application to you. You may also get an application from a high school guidance counselor of a high school in the SREC service area. The deadline for the applications is in January.

Basin Electric Power Cooperative Scholarship

Who is eligible?

You must be a member of Sun River Electric Cooperative, or a son or daughter of a member. The applicant must be either a graduating high school senior entering his or her freshman year at a college or trade school or a current college undergraduate student. Graduate students are ineligible.

What is the amount of the scholarship?

There is one $1000 scholarship for a Sun River Electric applicant.

How do I apply?

To apply, the applicant can pick up an application at the Sun River Electric office in Fairfield, Montana, or call 467-2527 or 1-800-452-7516, and we will mail an application to you. You may also get an application from a high school guidance counselor of a high school in the SREC service area. The deadline for the applications is in January.

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