Scholarships to be Awarded
Renville-Sibley Cooperative Power Association will be offering $4,000 in scholarship money to students in this region. The scholarships are for the 2019 – 2020 school year.
Renville-Sibley is allocated a $1,000 scholarship from Basin Electric to be awarded at the discretion of the cooperative. Another $1,000 scholarship is from Renville-Sibley.
A committee of Renville-Sibley Board members, as well as an employee of the cooperative, will select the recipients of the $1,000 Basin Scholarship and the $1,000 Renville-Sibley Scholarship. These scholarships will be awarded based on a combination of SAT/ACT scores and overall grade point average, work experiences, participation in school and community activities, a personal statement of career goals and a written recommendation by a third party. Additional consideration will be given to applicants interested in a positon related to the electric industry for the Renville-Sibley scholarship.
The remaining two, $1,000 scholarship is distributed from uncashed capital credit checks and is awarded by a random drawing at the annual meeting from the remaining completed applications.
All scholarship applicants must be U.S. citizens and a dependent of a member of Renville-Sibley Cooperative. They must be a high school senior who plans to enroll as a full-time student in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school. Applications will be accepted until February 20, 2019. Winners will be announced to the public at the Cooperative’s Annual Meeting on March 28, 2019.
Renville-Sibley participates with other Minnesota electric cooperatives in sponsoring the continuation of the Jay York Scholarship. York was a Lake Wilson farmer who dedicated his life to the rural electric program and to education in rural Minnesota. He was the first Minnesotan to serve as president of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Scholarships are available each year from this program and are selected by random drawing. Each participating cooperative may submit one candidate’s name for the drawing. The amount of this scholarship is determined based on the number of cooperatives that participate in the program. Over the past 20 years, Renville-Sibley has awarded eight Jay York scholarships.
Only one completed application is required for an applicant to be considered a candidate for any of the available scholarships. Incomplete applications will be excluded. For more information and a scholarship application form, contact Renville-Sibley at 1-800-826-2593 or 826-2593.