Flathead Electric Cooperative’s scholarships are funded by unclaimed capital credits. Despite the Co-op’s best efforts to return capital credits to our members, many go unclaimed (some people move and don’t provide a forwarding address for example). As a not-for-profit electric cooperative, the state allows Flathead Electric to use capital credits that go unclaimed for five or more years for educational purposes in our service area, rather than it going into the Montana general fund.

Flathead Electric Co-op Scholarships

Flathead Electric Co-op offers over $117,000 in scholarships each year. 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. Scholarship money must be used to attend an accredited post-secondary education institution in Montana.

Scholarships are available for:

  • Seniors graduating from accredited high schools in the Co-op’s service territory
  • Graduating homeschool students
  • Current undergraduate college students

Applications are accepted online beginning January 1, and are due March 15.

This application is closed for 2021. Please check back Jan. 2022.

Basin & MECA Scholarships

Basin Electric Power Cooperative (BEPC) Scholarship Program will award one $1,000 scholarship each year to a Flathead Electric member’s child graduating from high school or currently attending an undergraduate college.

The Montana Electric Cooperatives Association (MECA) Scholarship Program will award one $500 scholarship to a regional electric cooperative member’s child graduating from high school or currently attending an undergraduate college.

The online application to be considered for both scholarships will become available October 20, 2021. Applications will be due January 15, 2022.

Washington, D.C. Youth Tour Scholarship Contest

The 2021 Youth Tour is canceled this year due to COVID-19 and has been replaced with a scholarship essay contest. Visit  Youth Tour for more information.

For more information on scholarships, please email us.