Scholarship application deadline: March 31, 2024.
Applications for Valley REC's Brighter Future Scholarship Program are now available. The co-op will award up to 15 $1,000 scholarships for the 2024-2025 academic year to eligible students who apply. Adults returning to school to pursue further education or retraining can also apply. Previous Brighter Future scholarship recipients are not eligible. Applications and all required information must be mailed or e-mailed to Valley Rural Electric Cooperative or delivered in person to one of our offices by March 31, 2024 (postmarked by that date if mailed or time-stamped by that date if e-mailed).
To be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be:
- an active Valley REC member or dependent of an active member. (Valley REC directors and employees, and their dependents, are not eligible.)
- attending or planning to attend an accredited post-secondary institution.
- enrolled or planning to enroll full-time for the 2024-2025 academic year.
Previous Brighter Future scholarship recipients are not eligible.
The money to fund this initiative comes from unclaimed capital credits refunds that previously had to be turned over to the state treasury. Thanks to the efforts of the cooperative's political advocates, those funds can now be kept in our local communities.
For more information and applications, visit the Scholarships page.