Scholarship Opportunities

Posted: December 1, 2020

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 completed online using this link. 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 a Line Program Scholarship Application for students who are currently attending, or plan to attend, a Lineman Program in Montana. In 2020, MEC will offer two $1,000 scholarships to qualified applicants who meet this, and other, criteria. To complete the Line Program Scholarship application online, use this link.

All scholarship applications must be dropped off or mailed to the address below, by 5 pm on Monday, January 25th. 

Missoula Electric Cooperative

Attn: Scholarship Committee

1700 West Broadway

Missoula, MT 59808

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.