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LaVern and Nola Lineworker’s Scholarship

What is the LaVern and Nola McEntire Lineworker’s Scholarship?

Picture of 2014 Scholarship Winner Levi Vogt

2014 Scholarship Winner Levi Vogt

This $2,000 scholarship will help pay for costs to attend the lineworker’s school conducted by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperative (AIEC) in conjunction with Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL. It was awarded for the first time in 2011.

Who is eligible to receive the scholarship?

One scholarship a year will be awarded to an individual who is related to a rural electric cooperative employee or director in the State of Illinois; or is the son or daughter of an electric cooperative member in Illinois; or is enrolled in the Lincoln Land lineworker’s school; or has served or is serving in the U.S. armed forces or National Guard. The applicant must have a high school diploma or a GED at the time the scholarship is awarded.

How are the recipients selected?

Scholarships are awarded based on an essay, a biographical statement, references, and a recommendation that will be submitted.

How does someone apply?

To apply, the applicant must meet the required criteria as outlined in the “Official Rules & Regulations” and complete the scholarship application available from the local electric cooperative office.