LaVern and Nola McEntire Lineworker's Scholarship

LaVern and Nola McEntire Lineworker's Scholarship

LaVern and Nola McEntire Lineworker's Scholarship

Official Rules and Regulations


2012 recipient Derrick Knearem 
  • One scholarship in the amount of $2,000 will be awarded each year.
  • Scholarship applicant must be:
    • A relative of an employee or director of an AIEC member electric cooperative ("Relative" is defined as son, daughter, stepson, stepdaughter, niece, nephew, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, cousin, uncle or aunt); or   
    • A son or daughter of an AIEC electric cooperative member/consumer (who resides in Illinois and is currently receiving service from the cooperative at the time the scholarship application is submitted); or   
    • A Veteran (defined broadly as someone who has served or is currently serving at the time of application, in the active military, naval, or air service, or their reserve components, including the National and Air National Guard, and was not dishonorably discharged); or   
    • A student enrolled in the electric distribution lineworker programs at Lincoln Land Community College.  
  • Scholarship winner must begin the program within a year of receiving the award.
  • Scholarships are for one year and winners are allowed to reapply.
  • Scholarships will be awarded based on a short essay, biographical statement, references and recommendations.
  • Deadline for receipt of complete applications and submissions is April 30.
  • Scholarship winner will be notified in early July.
  • Scholarship will be awarded to the applicant for tuition, fees and required equipment in attending Lincoln Land Community College Electrical Distribution Lineman programs (Electrical Distribution Lineman Maintenance Certificate; and Electrical Distribution Lineman Associates in Applied Science).

Download the Application

If you have questions concerning this scholarship, please contact the cooperative at  or call (217) 774-3986 / (800)-677-2612.