Scholarships

2017 Scholarship Awarded – see list of students below

Scholarships are funded primarily 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 or have guardians that are members of Fall River Electric.  You can also choose to donate your future patronage capital checks to the scholarship fund.

All students receiving scholarships are either graduating high school seniors or continuing college students.

New Lineman College Scholarship

Fall River Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce a NEW $2,400 yearly scholarship offered to members or children of members interested in a utility career as a lineman. This scholarship will be awarded to ONE person who plans to enroll in a lineman college.

The applicant or their parents or guardians must be members of Fall River Electric to qualify.

Grant Youngstrom was the most recent owner-member to receive our lineman’s scholarship.

Applications for Lineman College will be accepted at any time throughout 2017.

Use this application form to apply Lineman-Scholarship-Application-Form.

The Following 2017 Scholarship Applications Will Be Updated In Early 2018

Over history, Fall River Electric Cooperative has helped hundreds of students gain access to higher education. Scholarships total $2,400 and are paid in increments of $600 annually with applications 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 the four scholarship programs listed below.

 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. Please download the High School Scholarship Application 2017 to apply.

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. Use this application form At-Large Scholarship Application 2017.

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 Scholarship Application 2017.

Helping Hands Scholarship

Three scholarships are available to students who are already attending college. Download an application here Helping Hand Scholarship Application 2017.

Selection criteria for scholarships includes

  • Financial need (25 percent)
  • Scholastic achievement (25 percent)
  • Achievement in extracurricular activities (25 percent)
  • Essay (25 percent)

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

2017 Scholarships Awarded

Fall River Electric awarded scholarships to 29 deserving graduating high school students during the Cooperative’s annual meeting in June. These scholarships, in addition to 48 more awarded earlier to students still in school, bring the total for the year to over $40,000.

CONGRATULATIONS OF THE CLASS OF 2017

Rigby High School, Rigby – Katelynn Miller

Ririe High School, Ririe – Cassidy Griffith

Madison or Sugar-Salem High School, Madison County – Kennedy Blaser

South Fremont High School, St. Anthony – Francisco Gomez

North Fremont High School, Ashton – Abigail Ayers, Austin Grube, Kristie Hawkes, Halle Hill, Bailey Palmer & Jonatan Carmona-Sosa

West Yellowstone H.S., West Yellowstone – Aimee Delgado, Hayley Hain & Kestly Jessop

Teton High School, Driggs or Jackson Hole High School, Jackson – Jenna Abbott, Amber Chambers, Jamie Galicia, Matthew Green, Tanner Klingler, Taylor McCallum, Crystal Moosman, Jessica Naylor, Meghan Quinlan, Jamie Smith & Salvador Velazquez

At-Large & Helping Hands – Gary Anderson, James Anderson, Alex Blaser, Eric Bratke & Rachel Cebull