Application deadline approaching for Flathead Electric scholarships

Flathead Electric Cooperative (FEC) offers over $117,000 in scholarships each year and applications are due by March 15. The scholarships are funded by unclaimed capital credits. Despite the Co-op’s best efforts to return capital credits to members, many go unclaimed (some people move and don’t provide a forwarding address for example). As a not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative, the state allows Flathead Electric to use capital credits that go unclaimed for five or more years for educational purposes in its service area, rather than allocating those dollars to the Montana general fund.

Individual scholarships range from $1,500 to $6,000. The applicant or their parent/legal guardian must be a member of Flathead Electric Cooperative, served by the Co-op at their primary residence. Students eligible to apply for scholarships include:

Seniors graduating from accredited high schools in the Co-op’s service territory;

Graduating homeschool students; and

Current undergraduate college students.

Scholarship money must be used to attend an accredited post-secondary education institution in Montana. For more information or to apply, visit www.flatheadelectric.com/scholarships.