North Fork of the Blackfoot River

Scholarship Opportunities

A key focus of MEC is to support and promote education. As a cooperative, we operate on a non-profit basis. Each year, after expenses are paid, we allocate all remaining margins back to our members in the form of capital credits. Capital credits are retired (paid out) periodically with Board approval, after a review of the Cooperative’s financial status.

Sometimes, the intended recipient cannot be located and the capital credits go unclaimed. After a period of time, unclaimed capital credits are turned over to MEC’s Education Trust Fund, which is used to award scholarships to local students.

General Scholarship Requirements:

  1. All applicants must be attending or planning to attend an accredited Montana school.
  2. Applicant, parents or legal guardians must be a MEC member at the time of submission.
  3. All sections of the application must be complete. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  4. All applicants must have a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) and provide an official school transcript documenting a current GPA.
  5. Phase 2 applicants (defined in section below) must be present at MEC’s Annual Meeting to be eligible to win the final $1,000 scholarship.

General Scholarship Selection:

Phase 1: A minimum of two (2) one thousand dollar ($1,000) scholarships will be randomly selected from each of the seven Trustee Districts. Any applicants not selected in Phase 1 will be re-entered to win one (1) one thousand dollar ($1,000) scholarship which will be awarded as described in Phase 2.

Phase 2: One (1) one thousand dollar ($1,000) scholarship will be awarded by random drawing at MEC’s Annual Meeting each March. All applicants not selected in Phase 1, will be entered into this drawing. To be eligible to win, applicants must be present at the Annual Meeting.

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Line Program Scholarship Requirements:

  1. All applicants must be attending or planning to attend an accredited Montana Line School.
  2. Applicant, parents or legal guardians must be a MEC member at the time of submission.
  3. All sections of the application must be complete. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  4. All applicants must have an ACT math score of 18 or higher or an SAT math score of 450 or higher. Official scores must be submitted with application.

Line Program Scholarship Selection:

A maximum of two (2) one thousand dollar ($1,000) scholarships will be randomly selected from applicants.

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