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$30,000 in scholarships available through Midwest Electric, Ohio’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, December 20, 2012 3:35 PM

West Central Ohio high school seniors could be eligible for college scholarships from Midwest Electric and the Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives (OREC).

Midwest Electric has two scholarship programs - a general scholarship for students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5; and the Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship for students with at least a 2.75 GPA and who have overcome adversity or personal challenges in pursuit of their goals.

For the general scholarship, six student finalists will compete for $4,500 in scholarships from Midwest Electric. Three boys and three girls will vie for two $1,000 scholarships, two $750 and two $500 awards.

The top boy and girl finalists will represent Midwest Electric in the OREC competition in Columbus where they will compete against students representing other Ohio electric cooperatives. OREC awards 14 scholarships totaling $25,570.

For the Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship, Midwest Electric will award one $1,000 winner, and OREC will give four $1,750 awards.
To be eligible for the 2013 scholarship programs, applicants must be graduating seniors who have all the basic credits for college, vocational or technical school entrance. Applicants must be a child or legal ward of a Midwest Electric member.

Other provisions apply. Contact your high school guidance counselor or Midwest Electric for more information or an application.

Completed applications are due at Midwest Electric by Jan. 15. For an application form, students may visit www.midwestrec.com and click on the My Community page for the scholarship link. Or, call Kecia Schmerge at Midwest Electric, 1-800-962-3830, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

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