Do the increasing college tuition costs worry you? Have you considered going to college but felt you couldn’t afford it? Do you have a son or daughter that is in college and could use financial assistance? Are the college saving running out?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, North Plains Electric can help. We are pleased to continue the scholarship program to benefit the rural communities in the North Plains Electric Cooperative service area.
In 2017, North Plains will give six scholarships. These scholarships will be available for attendance to state and private universities, junior colleges, or vocational schools. Scholarships will be administered by the Amarillo Area Foundation.
Six $1,500 member scholarships will be available to active members, children of active members, employees, or board members of North Plains Electric Cooperative, Inc. These may be traditional college bound high school graduates, current college students of any classification, or persons wishing to continue their education.
North Plains will give one scholarship to a person residing in each of the six areas within the NPEC service area. Areas are grouped as the following: Gruver/ Morse, Spearman, Perryton, Canadian/ Fort Elliott/ Miami, Booker/ Darrouzett, and Follett/ Higgins. If no qualified applicants in an area exist additional recipient(s) will be selected.
Home-schooled students are also eligible for scholarships.
Applications should be completed and submitted online through Amarillo Area Foundation. Please visit http://www.amarilloareafoundation.org/scholarships to view the scholarship application and select the county you attend school in to view the North Plains Electric Cooperative Scholarship.
Deadline for scholarship applications is February 10, 2017 at noon.
The scholarships supplement two other opportunities. The Golden Spread Electric Cooperative Directors Memorial Scholarship, $2000 is available to an entering freshmen student who is a member, spouse, or child of a member of NPEC. The Texas Rural Electric Women’s Association (TREWA), a $1500 scholarship available to children of TREWA members (membership is open to anyone for ten dollars.)
Click here. TREWA Scholarship Opportunities
If you would like additional information, applications or have any questions, please contact Jill Bramlet at 806-435-5482 or (800) 272-5482.