Yellow Warbler, near Salmon Lake

Scholarship Opportunities

Posted: December 1, 2019

This December marks the beginning of the application period for MEC’s Scholarship Program. Our annual program offers eligible students the opportunity to compete for one of fourteen $1,000 scholarships. Two scholarship recipients will be awarded in each district within MEC’s service area. All active members of Missoula Electric Cooperative, or qualifying dependents, may apply for a scholarship.

Applicants who are not selected for one of the fourteen scholarships will be invited to attend our Annual Meeting, where remaining applicants will be entered into a drawing for one additional $1,000 scholarship –recipient must be present to win.*

General Scholarship Applications may be downloaded by clicking here. You will be required to include your account number and attach official school transcripts to your application (a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 is required). Please be sure to complete all sections and sign and date your application. Incomplete applications or applications containing errors will not be reviewed.

Also available in 2020, is an exciting, new scholarship application for students who are currently attending, or plan to attend, a Lineman Program in Montana. In 2020, MEC will offer two scholarships to qualified applicants who meet this, and other, criteria. To download the Line Program Scholarship, please click here.

All scholarship applications must be received by 5 pm on Monday, January 27th. If you have questions, please contact Vickie at 541-6320.

As a cooperative, we operate as a non-profit. After operating expenses are paid, we allocate remaining margins back to the members in the form of capital credits. With Board approval, capital credits are retired (paid out) periodically. Often, the recipient can’t be located and their capital credits go unclaimed. One of our core principles is education, therefore unclaimed capital credits are applied to our Education Trust Fund which helps fund our scholarship program.