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Scholarships

Sun River Electric, Montana Electric Cooperatives' Association, and Basin Electric Power Cooperative are offering several scholarships to students who live on the Sun River Electric system.  Applications are available at SREC or your local school.  Applicants are asked to include GPA, ACT/SAT scores, community/school involvement, work history, letters of recommendation, personal statement, and a short essay on the student's goals.

MECA offers one $500 scholarship in SREC's geographic district and Basin Electric will offer one $1000 scholarship.  Sun River Electric offers eighteen $1000 scholarships, two to each school in the SREC service area. 

Sun River Electric will also offer two new scholarships this year: A continuing education scholarship for $1000 to students already in college and an electric line worker scholarship for $1000 to those individuals interested in electric line work.

The deadlines are as follows:

  • Basin Electric Power Cooperative  - January 31, 2020
  • MECA - January 31, 2020
  • Sun River Electric - April 6, 2020
  • SREC Continuing Education - April 6, 2020
  • SREC Electric Line Worker - April 6, 2020

If you are interested in any of these scholarships and need applications, please contact Ross at SREC - 467-2527 or 1-800-452-7516.

Sun River Electric Scholarships  

Who is eligible?

Dependents of a Sun River Electric Cooperative member, and either a graduating high school senior entering his or her freshman year at a college or trade school or a current college undergraduate student.

What is the amount of the scholarship?

There are several $1000 scholarships going to the high schools in the SREC service area. In addition, a $1000 scholarship is offered to students already in college and a $1000 scholarship to those interested in electric line work.

How do I apply?

To apply, the applicant can pick up an application at the Sun River Electric office in Fairfield, Montana, or call 467-2527 or 1-800-452-7516, and we will mail an application to you. You may also get an application from a high school guidance counselor of a high school in the SREC service area. The deadline for these applications is in April.

2019 Sun River Electric Scholarship Winners
  • Augusta
    Kolton Scherrer
  • Choteau
    Michaela Gunderson, Garret Yeager, Katie Bieler, Hanna Antonsen
  • Conrad
    Blake Vandenacre
  • Dutton/Brady
    Grace Weber, Bradley Habel, Tierra Chapdelaine
  • Fairfield
    Alexis McWilliams, Jaileyana Schwedler, Chesney Rogers, Naemi Wipf, Taylor Pearson, Emily Evans, Aria Johnson
  • Power
    Hope Smelser, Jessica Maruska, Zane Somerfeld
  • Simms
    Madison Bloom, Adrianna Rohrer, Bailey Carl
 
2019 SREC Continuing Education Scholarship Winners
  • Augusta
    Bryar Mills, Kendra Scherrer
  • Choteau
    Garret Depner, Denver Krone, Megan Krone, Benjamin Roeder, Watson Snyder
  • Dutton/Brady
    Faith Weber
  • Fairfield
    Yancy Gagne, Hailey Mills, Austin Rogers
  • Power
    Javier Somerfeld
  • Simms
    Jake Bloom
 
2019 SREC Lineman Scholarship Winner
  • Conrad
    Blake Larson

MECA Scholarship

Who is eligible?

You must be a member of Sun River Electric Cooperative, or a son or daughter of a member. The applicant must be either a graduating high school senior entering his or her freshman year at a college or trade school or a current college undergraduate student. Graduate students are ineligible.

What is the amount of the scholarship?

There is one $500 scholarship in SREC's geographic district.

How do I apply?

To apply, the applicant can pick up an application at the Sun River Electric office in Fairfield, Montana, or call 467-2527 or 1-800-452-7516, and we will mail an application to you. You may also get an application from a high school guidance counselor of a high school in the SREC service area. The deadline for this application is in January.

Basin Electric Power Cooperative Scholarship

Who is eligible?

You must be a member of Sun River Electric Cooperative, or a son or daughter of a member. The applicant must be either a graduating high school senior entering his or her freshman year at a college or trade school or a current college undergraduate student. Graduate students are ineligible.

What is the amount of the scholarship?

There is one $1000 scholarship for a Sun River Electric applicant.

How do I apply?

To apply, the applicant can pick up an application at the Sun River Electric office in Fairfield, Montana, or call 467-2527 or 1-800-452-7516, and we will mail an application to you. You may also get an application from a high school guidance counselor of a high school in the SREC service area. The deadline for this application is in January.

2019 Basin Electric Scholarship Winner
  • Fairfield
    Levi Gibson
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