2021 Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperatives (REC) Scholarships

Are Your Parents Buckeye REC Members?

If so, you could win scholarship money to further your education!

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

  • First-place Buckeye REC award: $2,000
  • Second-place Buckeye REC award: $1,500
  • Third-place Buckeye REC award: $800
  • Fourth-place Buckey REC award:  $500

To be eligible for the Buckeye REC, Inc. Scholarship Awards, the following provisions will govern the acceptance of applications:

  • Applicants must be a son, daughter, or legal ward of a Buckeye REC, Inc. residential member living on the lines and receiving service at the time of competition.
  • Applicants must be graduating seniors who have all basic credits for college, or proper vocational, or technical school entrance. (A "proper vocational or technical school" is defined as a post-secondary institution where credits can be transferred to a state-accredited four-year )
  • Applicants in both divisions must have a current career average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent standing on a nontraditional scale. Winners must provide proof of enrollment in an accredited college in order to claim their scholarship. Applicants, who are accepted and then enrolled in an accredited school of nursing, working toward a degree, are also eligible.
  • Applicants may not be immediate family members of, or reside with, people who are employed by any electric cooperative in Ohio (employees, trustees, managers, OEC, or affiliated organizations such as Buckeye Power,, Inc., RESCO, Cardinal Operating Company, etc.).
  • Applications for the Buckeye REC, Inc. competition must be submitted (typed to be accepted) on the forms provided by Buckeye REC, Inc. or downloaded from www.buckeyerec.coop. Application forms must be returned to the co-op office by Friday, February 5, 2021Application information must be confined to the official nomination form. The only attachments permitted are transcripts, teacher recommendations and one photo of the applicant. (Teacher recommendations must be no more than 500 words.)
  • Applicants who have received "full ride" scholarships (tuition, room, board, and books) to the schools of their choice are not eligible for scholarships from Buckeye REC, Inc.
  • All scholarships must be accepted in the first academic year after proof of enrollment is received. However, an extension of one year may be granted for just cause in the judgment of the president of In the event a student is unable to fulfill his enrollment obligation under this program, the award is forfeited.
  • Personal interviews will be conducted with selected The applicants will receive points for scholastic record, personal achievement, school and community activities. Points will also be awarded for poise, personality and appearance in the interview. Finalists are not permitted to bring any outside materials to their interviews (electronic presentations, props, handouts, etc.).
  • Winners will be notified as soon as possible after One winner will be chosen to represent Buckeye REC, Inc. in the statewide scholarship competition where he or she will compete for additional scholarships. Eligibility requirements apply. Contact the cooperative for details.

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship competition please feel free to contact Buckeye REC, Inc.at (877) 567‑9649.

For more information, please go to https://www.buckeyerec.coop/index.php/scholarships/

To access the Application forms, please click here.

To access the Rules & Regulations page, please click here


Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.
4548 SR 325, P.O. Box 200
Rio Grande, OH 45674-0200
Attn: Scholarship Coordinator

Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by Friday, February 5, 2021.

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