2013 Scholarships Awarded

Fall River Electric awarded scholarships totaling $26,000 to 26 deserving students during the company's annual meeting on June 8th. Scholarships are funded by unclaimed patronage capital. When Fall River is unable to return patronage capital to members who have earned it, those funds are returned to members by way of our scholarship program where students earning scholarships must be children of members. All students receiving scholarships are either graduating high school seniors or continuing college students.


Ririe High School, Ririe - Kiana Proctor

Rigby High School, Rigby - Dakota Anderson

Madison High School, Rexburg - Christian Avenius

South Fremont High School, St. Anthony - Annie Miller & Sarah Powell

North Fremont High School, Ashton - Rykker Dye, Marinda Grube, Hailee Harrigfeld & Angelique Wilkes

West Yellowstone H.S., West Yellowstone - Micheal Collins, Russell Pfeifer & Taylor White

Teton High School, Driggs - Jason Clark, Jesse Dewey, Mikiah Eck, Zoe Hochstrasser, Omar Martinez, Sahvanna McDonald, Dylan Millsap & Sean Riley

Jackson Hole High School, Jackson WY - Whitley Beard of Alta WY

At-Large - Larry Bratke of Bozeman MT & Casey Penney of Molt MT

Helping Hands - Amanda Lewis, Brooke Lofthouse & Mitch Potter

Fall River has already helped 366 students access higher education. Scholarships start at $500 and applications are due in March of each year for the school semester beginning the following fall.

Scholarships are available for high school seniors planning to attend college, and to those already enrolled in higher education. Students may apply for any of four scholarship programs:

2014 Scholarship Applications

Applications for 2014 scholarships are now available! Deadline to apply is March 21, 2014.

Scholarship winners will be announced prior to Fall River Electric's annual meeting on June 7, 2014.

Scholarships are funded by unclaimed or undeliverable patronage capital checks. When we cannot return patronage capital to members, we return it to the membership of the Cooperative by helping fund education for members and their children. You can also choose to donate your future patronage capital checks to the scholarship fund.

High School Seniors

Twenty scholarships are available to high school seniors whose parents are members of the Cooperative, and who attend a high school within the Cooperative’s service territory. Click here for an application High School Application2014 . Please download the program guidelines and selection criteria.

At Large Scholarships

Two $500 scholarships are available to high school seniors whose parents are members of the Cooperative, but who attend a high school outside of the Cooperative’s service territory. Download an application here At-Large Scholarship Application

Continuing Education

Scholarship recipients may renew their original scholarship for three years, but must submit an application each year. Click here for the form Continuing Ed Scholarship Application

Helping Hands Scholarship

Three scholarships are available to students who are already attending college. Download an application here Helping Hands Scholarship

Selection criteria for scholarships includes

  • Financial need (40 percent)
  • Scholastic achievement (30 percent)
  • Achievement in extracurricular activities (30 percent)

Call a friendly Member Services representative at 800-632-5726 for more information.