Shelby Electric Cooperative Scholarship Program

Shelby Electric Cooperative Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program Guidelines & Official Rules

2016 recipients were Jade Bleskey, Mallory Westrick,
and JoAnna Marley

Objective:  To provide financial assistance to eligible cooperative youth to further their education. 

Program outline:  Shelby Electric Cooperative will award three $1,000 scholarships to eligible applicants.  Scholarships are readily available for one year and are not renewable.  Scholarships will be awarded based on academic and community accomplishments, character and financial need as demonstrated in the application and essay.  All applicants for scholarships shall be considered on the listed criteria without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, national origin or existence of a physical handicap.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  •  Eligible applicants must be sons or daughters of a current Shelby Electric Cooperative member who is receiving electric service from the cooperative at the time the scholarship application is submitted.

  •  Eligible applicants must be a senior graduating during the 2016-2017 academic year. 

  •  Eligible applicants must go on to further their educational experience at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States, including vocational/technical schools.

  •  Eligible recipients must begin undergraduate studies within one year of notification that they have won.

  •  Eligible recipients must be enrolled as a “full time” student, maintaining a minimum of 12 credit hours.

  •  Eligible recipients must provide proof of enrollment to the Member Services Department at Shelby Electric Cooperative before the scholarship is sent.

Download the Application

Deadline:  Completed applications must be delivered to the cooperative office by end of the business day, March 10, 2017Applications can be sent via mail addressed to: Shelby Electric Cooperative, Attn:  SEC Scholarship Program, PO Box 560, Shelbyville, IL 62565.   Applications are also accepted via email at scholarship@shelbyelectric.coop

Notification:  Scholarship winners will be notified in June and will be requested to attend Shelby Electric Cooperative’s Annual Meeting of Members to receive their certificate. 

Conditions: Should the recipient withdraw from college or fall below full-time student status, reimbursement of scholarship moneys shall be made to Shelby Electric Cooperative.  In the event the scholarship recipient receives financial assistance from other sources that would constitute a full tuition scholarship, the recipient shall notify Shelby Electric Cooperative and relinquish rights to the scholarship.  The moneys shall then be awarded to the runner-up, if that applicant continues to meet all criteria.