Basin Electric $1,000 and FEM $500 Scholarships

Scholarship Application due in the FEM Electric office by February 10th, 2023.

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 FEM 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 FEM 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 FEM Electric's Scholarship Committee.
  •     How to apply - Applications will be available from local high school guidance counselors or directly from FEM Electric December or January. Applicants must provide all required information and complete the scholarship application. Completed applications are due to FEM Electric by 4:30 pm Friday, February 10th.


For more information, contact us at 605-426-6891 or 1-800-587-5880.