2023 Scholarship Winners

In an article on LinkedIn, Amit Nagpal wrote, “Learning is essential to our existence. Just like food nourishes our bodies, information and continued learning nourishes our minds. Lifelong learning is an indispensable tool for every career and organization.”  At Vigilante Electric, we couldn’t agree more.

As a cooperative, education is one of seven principles seen as a means for effectively contributing to the development of the cooperative.  This is why we provide scholarship opportunities to the graduating seniors who live in households that receive power from Vigilante Electric.

Annually, we offer the Vigilante Electric Leadership Award to deserving seniors who are planning to advance their education by attending college or a trade school.  For the 2022-2023 academic year, we are proudly providing $500 scholarships to the following students:

Hunter Barnes – Beaverhead Co. High School*              Sydney Forrey – Broadwater High School

Tyler Lagunes – Beaverhead Co. High School                 Taryn Martinell – Lima High School

Parker Puyear – Beaverhead Co. High School                 Zane Wendt – Lima High School

Gavin Garrison – Beaverhead Co. High School*              Julia Groeneweg - Living Sky Academy

Kaden Pittman – Beaverhead Co. High School               Lydia Kluin - Three Forks High School*

Cole Raymond – Beaverhead Co. High School*              Levi Wagner – Three Forks High School

Rickie Scott – Beaverhead Co. High School*                 

Additionally, because we are a member of the Montana Electric Cooperative Association (MECA), our students can also apply for MECA’s Memorial Scholarship. The asterisk indicates those students who also applied for the MECA scholarship.  Only one of these applications could be forwarded to our statewide association for consideration, and the application chosen by Vigilante Electric to submit belonged to Lydia Kluin from Three Forks.

This year, Vigilante Electric also offered a new scholarship opportunity at our annual meeting. We had a luck of the draw scholarship for students who are seniors planning on some post-secondary education in the 2023-24 academic year and who attended the annual meeting.  This year’s luck of the draw scholarship went to Jonah Wishman from Townsend.

Vigilante Electric Cooperative would like to congratulate this year’s scholarship winners and wish them the best in their future endeavors. We would like to especially thank Jonah Wishman for taking time out of his schedule to attend our annual meeting.