Glacier Electric sponsors five scholarship programs each year, the MECA Memorial Scholarship, the Energy for Tomorrow Scholarship, the Powering our Future Scholarship, and the NEW Ongoing Education Scholarship. Applications for the scholarships are available at the GEC offices, on this webpage, and at the Cut Bank, Browning, and Heart Butte high school counseling centers. For more information about our scholarship programs read below or contact your local Glacier Electric office.
MECA Memorial Scholarship
The Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association (MECA) awards one $500 scholarship each year to a deserving student who will be attending college in the fall. The scholarship is funded by individual contributions to the Memorial Scholarship Program. In order to apply for the scholarship, applicants or their parent or guardian must be a member of Glacier Electric Cooperative. This scholarship is open to current college students and high school seniors.
DEADLINE was January 25, 2021
Energy for Tomorrow Scholarship
The Energy for Tomorrow Scholarship program, which is funded by unclaimed capital credit checks, began in 2002. It is designed to offer opportunities to a wide range of students. Emphasis is placed on community service, extracurricular activities, and a personal statement written by the student. In their personal statement the applicants are asked to explain their future goals and elaborate on the people or events that have influenced their career choice.
Applicants or their parent or guardian must be a member of Glacier Electric Cooperative. Also, to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must have an overall grade point average of at least 2.5, and must attend a college, university, or technical school the fall semester following graduation.
DEADLINE was April 15, 2021
Powering our Future Scholarship
The Powering our Future Scholarship program began in 2014. The scholarship is a full tuition and fees scholarship to be used at the Blackfeet Community College in Browning, MT. The applicant must enroll in the Pre-engineering program at Blackfeet Community College in the fall of the current year.
The scholarship is open to all first time college students including graduating seniors, GED holders, or non-traditional students. Applicants or their parent or guardian must be a member of Glacier Electric Cooperative to be eligible for the scholarship. Applicants must also have an overall grade point average of at least 2.5 or have earned a GED.
Deadline was October 29, 2020
NEW Ongoing Education Scholarship
Glacier Electric is proud to announce the addition of a new scholarship for current college students! The Ongoing Education Scholarship was developed in 2019 after the need for scholarships for current college students was discussed. The scholarship will award two students each with a $1,000 scholarship to students enrolled full-time in the fall semester at an accredited institution or trade school.
Applicants or their parent or guardian must be a member of Glacier Electric Cooperative. Also, to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must have an overall grade point average of at least 2.5, have at least 15 previous college credits, and must be enrolled in the current fall semester.
Deadline was October 1, 2020
Washington D.C. Youth Tour Scholarship
Each summer Glacier Electric Cooperative sponsors two students to attend the Electric Cooperative Washington D.C. Youth Tour. This week long all-expense paid trip to D.C. helps our local students learn more about not only the history of our great nation, but also how our political system functions today. The youth tour is a wonderful opportunity for our young leaders to bring home knowledge and a broader world-view to help improve our own community. Students are chosen to attend the youth tour based on their application and essay. Each year a specific essay topic is chosen for all applicants. Applications are available each fall in the Glacier Electric offices, on this webpage and at Cut Bank, Browning, and Heart Butte High Schools. GEC encourages all local sophomores and juniors to compete for their chance to enjoy this amazing experience next summer. For more information on the contest please contact your local Glacier Electric office.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic the trip has been canceled. GEC is now offering 2 high school juniors the chance at a $1,000 scholarship to be used when they attend college. Our two winners will be sent to the statewide office in Great Falls for a chance at an additional $2,500 scholarship if they are chosen as the statewide winner.