In the words of Benjamin Franklin “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Over the years, Vigilante Electric has repeatedly shown our support for education, especially post-secondary where these words ring as true today as they did in his time. When viewed as an investment, the right type of education will give you the foundation to build a strong financial future.
We have a proven track record in providing opportunities to students who want to further their education, broaden their horizons, and secure their futures. Vigilante Electric will once again pair our Leadership Award with the Montana Electric Cooperative’s Association (MECA) Memorial Scholarship, giving qualifying students the opportunity to fill out one application and potentially be awarded two scholarships.
We are looking for applicants that not only excel in their schools, but also in their communities. Judging is based on academic strength, activities in school and community, awards and honors, employment, volunteerism, community service and a personal statement. The top applicants will receive our Leadership Award and the best application will be forwarded to MECA for consideration for their Memorial Scholarship.
With the Vigilante Electric Leadership Award, qualified applicants can use the funding to attend any type of post-secondary education. We realize that college is not for everyone and we strongly encourage students to explore opportunities available through trade/vocational schools.
The application period for the 2021 Vigilante Electric Leadership Award/MECA Memorial Scholarship is open. All the elements of the application must be completed and return it to our office no later than January 25, 2021. Applicants must be the dependent of a member of Vigilante Electric. Past recipients are not eligible and the funding must be used in the 2021-22 academic year.
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