2013 Scholarship Deadline is Past
Over 80 applications were received for 2013. The selection process by Fall River's Board of Directors is currently underway with the announcement planned for late May. Students who are awarded scholarships are invited to attend Fall River Electric's annual meeting, which will be held on June 8, 2013.
2012 Scholarships Awarded
Fall River Electric awarded scholarships totaling $23,000 to 25 deserving students during the company's annual meeting on June 9th. 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 and are graduating high school seniors or continuing college students.
CONGRATULATIONS OF THE CLASS OF 2012
Madison High School, Rexburg - Chance Beattie & Clayton Forbush
South Fremont High School, St. Anthony - Rebecca Bischoff
North Fremont High School, Ashton - Gary Anderson & Kristopher Eidinger
West Yellowstone H.S., West Yellowstone - Krysti Arnado, Kaitlyn Carter, Brittany Chase & Shaunee Georgio
Teton High School, Driggs - Eric Bruce Bagley, Cheyenne Banta, Kayla Gadberry, Robert Hansen, Ruger Hansen, Jordan Hill, Colt Kunz, Anna Naylor, Dave Robinson & Jasmine Woolstenhulme
Jackson Hole High School, Jackson WY - Hannah Wells
At-Large - Heather Benson of Colorado & Lorina Searle of Utah
Helping Hands - Erika Alderete, Katie Alexander & Erica Wilson
Fall River has already helped 340 students access higher education. Scholarships start at $500 and applications are due in March of each year for the school year 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:
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. Download an application. 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
Scholarship recipients may renew their original scholarship for three years, but must submit an application each year. Download an application
Helping Hand Scholarship
Three scholarships are available to students who are already attending college. Download an application
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.
Scholarships are funded by unclaimed or undeliverable patronage capital checks. When we cannot return patronage capital to members, we return it to the membership by helping fund education for members and their children. You can also choose to donate your future patronage capital checks to the scholarship fund.
Scholarship applications for 2013 were available through March 22, 2013. Scholarship winners will be announced prior to Fall River Electric's annual meeting on June 8, 2013.