In 2020 the SIEC Scholarship Program will award three (3) $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors. There will also be one $2,000 scholarship available for Lineman School. In order to be considered for the 2020 scholarships, please read the Program Overview below and click on the link at the bottom to download SIEC's Scholarship Application. Return your completed application along with your essay to SIEC Scholarship Program, PO Box 70, Bloomfield, IA 52537-0070 by March 31, 2020.
Southern Iowa Electric Cooperative Academic Scholarship Program Overview
I Eligible Candidates
A. All high school seniors whose parents or guardians are members of Southern Iowa Electric Cooperative with active account(s) served by the cooperative. (Membership does not apply to Lineman School Applicants, see Lineman School Scholarships below.)
B. Applicant must be accepted by an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the fall of 2020.
C. The candidate may be enrolled in any field of study.
II Application Procedures
A. Applicants for scholarships must complete an application form and a 300 - 500 word typewritten essay on an assigned topic.
B. All applications for the annual scholarship must be received by the deadline for submittal.
III Terms and Conditions
A. Three (3) $2000 scholarships will be awarded – one scholarship in each of the three designated areas. The designated areas are: Appanoose & Van Buren Counties; Davis County; and Wapello County.
B. All completed applications are sent to a panel of judges who select the scholarship winners. The judges are not from SIEC and will give equal consideration to all students.
C. Winners will be notified in May 2020 and will be presented a Certificate of Achievement at their graduation awards assembly.
D. Scholarships will be awarded on a one-time basis and will not be renewable.
E. Awards will be paid upon proof of registration at an institute of higher education, and be issued in August 2020.
F. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender or disability.
G. The applicant must be a U.S. Citizen.
IV Selection Criteria
A. General Selection Criteria will include the following considerations:
1. Southern Iowa Electric Cooperative membership eligibility.
2. Submission of 300 - 500 word essay, as assigned.
3. Grade Point Average.
4. School and Community involvement
5. SAT or ACT Score.
B. The following point scale will be utilized for determining the three recipients of the academic scholarships:
Description of Possible Points
300 - 500 Word Essay 0 - 70
School and Community Involvement 0 - 10
SAT or ACT Score 0 - 10
Grade Point Average 0 - 10
Total Possible Points 100
V Lineman School Scholarships
A. There will be one $2,000 Scholarship available for Lineman School.
B. Lineman School applicants must have obtained a high school diploma and be from our service territory, but they do not have to be members of the Cooperative.