Co-op seeks scholarship applicantsPolk-Burnett Electric Cooperative announces that applications are now available for the Polk-Burnett Community Service Scholarship Program.
Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative announces that applications are now available for the Polk-Burnett Community Service Scholarship Program.
In honor of Polk-Burnett’s 75th anniversary in 2013, the board of directors will award 18 $1,000 scholarships to the Class of 2013, for a total of $18,000. Scholarship candidates are also invited to participate in an essay contest for a trip to Washington, D.C.
Polk-Burnett’s scholarship program is based on community service, rather than academic grades, athletic performance or financial need. Candidates are required to submit a community service resume and essay.
In addition, candidates must be the son or daughter of a Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative member, graduating from high school in 2013 and continuing their education after high school.
“This is our opportunity to recognize the sons and daughters of co-op members who have made a difference in the lives of others,” said Joan O’Fallon, Polk-Burnett scholarship facilitator. “Since 1987, Polk-Burnett has awarded more than $400,000 to high school seniors.”
Scholarship applications are available at local high schools, Polk-Burnett offices in Siren and Centuria and online at www.PolkBurnett.com. The application deadline is Jan. 4, 2013.
Polk-Burnett scholarships are funded by unclaimed capital credits and do not affect electricity rates. For more information, call 800-421-0283.