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Scholarships

2017 Scholarship Deadline: February 10, 2017


2018 scholarship information coming soon.

Roughrider Electric wants to encourage and recognize the academic achievements of the members of Roughrider Electric Cooperative and/or their dependent children.  We do this with scholarships to assist in their college education.  We are developing leadership in our service territory by helping worthy scholarship recipients obtain a higher education.

$6,000 in scholarships will be awarded each year.  $5,000 is available to current High School Seniors, with ten scholarships being awarded in the amount of $500 each.  One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a member or dependent of a member enrolled in college.  The scholarships must be used for educational costs, and the student must enter college in the fall of the school year for which the scholarship is given.  

There are three Scholarship categories: 

  1. To a high school senior, picked by their school for the award, graduating from a high school located within the Roughrider Electric service territory. 
  2. To a high school senior, picked by a committee at Roughrider Electric, graduating from a high school outside the Roughrider Electric service territory, but whose parents are members of Roughrider. 
  3. To a member or dependent of a member planning to attend or currently enrolled in college.

1.  Roughrider Electric Cooperative $500 Scholarships for students attending high schools within the service area

We will award will award eight, $500 scholarships. Each school in our service area chooses one recipient. School representatives from Belfield, Beulah, Center, Dickinson High, Dickinson Trinity, Hazen, Richardton-Taylor, Dickinson Hope Christian Academy and South Heart choose a graduating senior to receive the funds. Interested in applying? Students should contact their school counselor for deadline information. The schools will then forward each recipient’s name to Roughrider Electric Cooperative.

2.  Roughrider Electric Cooperative $500 Scholarship for students attending high schools outside the service area

Roughrider Electric Cooperative will also award one, $500 scholarship to a graduating senior who attends high school outside the Roughrider service area, but whose parents are members of Roughrider Electric Cooperative.  For example, these schools include: Beach, Killdeer, New England, New Salem, Mandan and Home Schooled students.  Applications for this scholarship must be received before the deadline indicated on the application form.  The dependent's parents must be members of Roughrider Electric.  Awards are based on academic excellence, which includes 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.  A Roughrider selection committee will screen applications.  The decision of the committee is final.  Applications for this scholarship must be received on or before the deadline indicated above.  Click below for a downloadable version of the application. 

3.  Roughrider/Basin Electric $1000 Scholarship

Roughrider Electric Cooperative is offering one, $1000 scholarship sponsored by Basin Electric Power Cooperative.  The scholarship will be awarded to a member, or a dependent of a member, 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.  The applicant or the dependent's parents must be members of Roughrider Electric.  Awards are based on academic excellence, which includes 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.  A Roughrider selection committee will screen applications.  The decision of the committee is final.  Applications for this scholarship must be received on or before the deadline indicated on the application form.  Click below for a downloadable version of the application.


 

Questions? Contact Leonard at 800.748.5533 or email info@roughriderelectric.com

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