Basin Electric $1,000 and FEM $500 Scholarships
Scholarship Application due in the FEM Electric office by February 16,2017.
The $1,000 Basin Scholarship is part of the Rural Electric Cooperative Scholarship Program developed and funded by FEM Electric's power supply partner, Basin Electric Power Cooperative. Basin Electric operates the coal-based plants in North Dakota that generate more than one-half of the electricity used by FEM members.
Each of the 124 member cooperatives of Basin Electric will award a scholarship to a dependent of a consumer. That means one student whose parents are FEM Electric members is assured to win a $1,000 scholarship. Two $500 FEM Electric scholarships are chosen from the remaining applications.
The award is designed to encourage and recognize the academic achievements of the children of F.E.M. Electric Association members. The scholarship must be used for educational costs and applicants must be enrolled or entering college in the fall of the school year in which the scholarship is given.
- Eligibility - Applicants must be U.S. citizens and natural or adopted children of F.E.M. Electric members. Any applicant must be a student who is enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time graduate or undergraduate course of study at an accredited, two-year or four-year college university or vocational/technical school.
- Selection Process - The scholarship awards are based on academic excellence and all applications are judged using a combination of the following criteria: SAT/ACT scores, grade-point average, work experience, participation in school and community activities, a statement by the student explaining his/her educational and career goals, and a written recommendation by a third party. Applications will be evaluated by F.E.M. Electric's Scholarship Committee and then submitted to Basin Electric for scholarship distribution.
- How to apply - Applications will be available from local high school guidance counselors or directly from F.E.M. Electric in late December or early January. Applicants must provide all required information and complete the scholarship application. Completed applications are usually due around mid-February.
For more information, contact our Member Service Department at 605-426-6891 or 1-800-587-5880.
Touchstone Energy® Scholar of the Week
In recognition of students with high academic standards, and dedication to community and extra-curricular activities, FEM Electric teams up with other electric cooperatives across eastern SD to recognize these students. School principals and faculty from across the state submit nominations for the award. KSFY selects a student each week for the $100 scholarship. Selections are based on excellence in the classroom and service in the community. Each week's winning student is profiled during a newscast of KSFY. In addition to being honored as a Touchstone Energy® Scholar of the week, the scholar is then eligible for the $1,000 Touchstone Energy® Scholar of the Year which is presented in April at a banquet honoring the selected scholars.