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Buckeye REC Scholarships
Friday, February 09, 2018

2018 Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperatives (REC) Scholarships

Are Your Parents Buckeye REC Members?

If so, you could win more than $5,100 in scholarships!

Buckeye Rural Electric is proud to present the following Children of Members Scholarships:

·        First-place Buckeye REC award: $1,500

·        Second-place Buckeye REC award: $1,200

·        Third-place Buckeye REC award: $800

BREC’s first-place winner will compete for the Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives (OEC) scholarships in Columbus. Students must apply for the local BREC scholarships to qualify for the statewide competition. The potential total scholarship award for first place ($1,500) at Buckeye REC and first place ($3,600) at OEC is $5,100!

At the state level, the 24 awards range from $1,200 to $3,600. An in-person interview is required. All applicants must be a high school senior who resides with parents or legal guardians who are members of the cooperative. Other minimum requirements must be met. Applications and rules are found at www.buckeyerec.coop/scholarships.  It’s preferable to complete the application online. The first two pages of each application can be filled in online before printing.

DEADLINE: Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 9, 2018. Scholarship finalist interviews will be held at our offices in Rio Grande in early March 2018. Successful applicants will receive additional information prior to that date.

The candidates will be evaluated initially by their scholastic record and personal achievements/school & community activities. After finalist are selected, the judging process will include a personal interview and test students’ knowledge of cooperatives. In 2018, Buckeye REC plans to offer a new Technical Scholarship for students pursuing an education in a trade school/program. Details will follow later.

The judging process will also include the students’ knowledge of cooperatives, based upon on the Online Orientation course located at https://ohioec.org/orientation/.

Mail or deliver the application to:

Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.,4848 SR 325, P. O. Box 200,Rio Grande, OH 45674-0200, Attn: Scholarship Coordinator

Deadline:  February 9, 2018

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