Social Distancing Scholarship Giveaway

Social Distance Scholarship

(Stuck at home? What a great time to win money for college!) 

Flathead Electric holds a scholarship drawing each year for high school seniors who attend the Co-op’s Annual Meeting. The meeting was cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we still wanted to give local students a chance to win those scholarship dollars.

While our local high school students are stuck at home, taking online classes, and practicing their social distancing, they will have a chance to put their name in the hat for the random scholarship drawing scheduled for March 30. Four $500 scholarships will be awarded.

2019 Scholarship Winners
2019’s Annual Meeting Scholarship Winners


The student must be a graduating high school senior in our service territory whose parent or guardian is a member of FEC, and must be attending any accredited college or trade school in the state of Montana next year.  

How to Enter:

Complete the online application. These applications aren’t graded — all completed applications will be entered into the random drawing. As part of the application, you’ll be asked to answer a few questions about hydropower (the type of power that Flathead Electric Cooperative is very fortunate to be served by). You’ll also be asked to complete the following statement in your own words: “We are lucky to have hydropower in the Northwest because…” 

(If you need a little more information on Hydropower, the Northwest RiverPartners website is a great resource!) 

Enter Now!

Extra entry opportunity!

If you post your statement about hydropower on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter with the hashtag #montanaloveshydro and tag Flathead Electric Co-op, we will give you an extra drawing entry. (Make sure your post is public so we can see it!)


FEC Scholarships are Funded by Unclaimed Capital Credit Dollars

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.