Egyptian Electric accepting applications for 14 scholarships

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (KBSI) – The 2022 academic IEC Memorial Scholarships is open for application for the 2021-2022 school year to high school seniors in the Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association footprint.

EECA is a consumer-owned corporation that supplies electric power to members in portions of Jackson, Randolph, Perry, Williamson, and parts of St. Clair, Johnson, Union, Monroe, Franklin and Washington counties in southern Illinois. More than 15,000 households and businesses receive power from Egyptian Electric Cooperative.

Fourteen scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded in 2022 through the Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives (IEC) Memorial Scholarship Program. The scholarship must be used for educational costs, and the student must enter college within a year from the time the scholarship is issued.

The deadline to apply for the 13 academic scholarships is December 31, 2021, with the one lineworker’s scholarship due April 30, 2022.

Of the 14 scholarships, eight will be awarded to students who are high school seniors enrolling full-time at a two-year or a four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school who are the sons or daughters of an Illinois electric cooperative consumer-member receiving service from the cooperative, four will be reserved for sons or daughters enrolling full-time at an Illinois community college, one “Earl W. Stuck Memorial Scholarship” enrolling full-time at a two-year or a four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school who is the son or daughter of an Illinois electric cooperative employee or director, and one “LaVern and Nola McEntire Memorial Lineworker’s Scholarship.”

The applicant must be a high school senior who is planning to enroll in a full-time (at least 12 hours) undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school in the United States.

Scholarships are open to students who are children of electric cooperative consumer-members, who resides in Illinois and is receiving service from the cooperative at the time the scholarship application is submitted. One scholarship is reserved for a high school senior student who is the child of an electric cooperative employee or director who resides in Illinois.

A scholarship applicant is eligible for consideration in only one of the two categories, and is eligible to apply through only one electric cooperative.

The scholarship must be used for educational costs, and the student must enter college within a year from the time the scholarship is issued.

For full eligibility requirements, see the “Thomas H. Moore IEC Memorial Scholarship Program Official Rules” here.

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