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 2018.
Use this application form to apply Lineman Scholarship Application Form-2018
The Following 2018 Scholarship Applications Are Now Being Accepted
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 four 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 Grad Scholarship Application 2018 to apply.
At Large Scholarships
Two $600 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 2018.
Scholarship recipients may renew their original scholarship for up to three years, but must submit an application each year. Click here for the form Continuing Education Scholarship Application 2018.
Helping Hands Scholarship
Three scholarships are available to students who did not receive a high school scholarship but want to attend college . Download an application here Helping Hand Scholarship Application 2018.
Selection criteria for ALL scholarships includes
- Financial need (25 percent)
- Scholastic achievement (25 percent)
- Achievement in extracurricular activities (25 percent)
- Essay (25 percent)
Download this form that explains the criteria for being considered for a scholarship: Scholarship Guidelines – Selection Criteria 2018.
You can also 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