A group of students display scholarships given to them by Wright-Hennepin Electric

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Wright-Hennepin’s Local Schools Scholarship

A group of students display scholarships given to them by Wright-Hennepin Electric

Wright-Hennepin has awarded approximately $638,800 to high school seniors through a scholarship program that began in 1988. These scholarships are made possible thanks to donations from Wright-Hennepin’s non-electric diversified businesses. By funding the scholarships from profits, the investment in the program doesn’t affect members' electric rates.

Each year, Wright-Hennepin awards one scholarship to students at each of the following public schools: Annandale, Buffalo, Dassel-Cokato, Delano, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Maple Grove, Maple Lake, Monticello, Orono, Osseo, Rockford, Rogers, St. Michael-Albertville, Watertown-Mayer and Wayzata. Wright-Hennepin also offers one "at-large" scholarship for students who attend private schools or schools that neighbor Wright-Hennepin's electric service territory.

The schools listed above have varying deadlines. For your specific school's deadline, check with your guidance counselor. The at-large scholarship application is due to Wright-Hennepin by March 31, 2017.

At-large applications can be sent to Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association,
Attn: Ruth Potter, P.O. Box 330, Rockford, MN 55373.

Download the Local Schools Scholarship Application

Edward R. Slebiska Memorial Line Worker Scholarship

Ed Slebiska was Wright-Hennepin’s founding CEO, holding that position from the cooperative’s inception in 1937 until his retirement in 1977. Two scholarships are awarded annually to men and women in Wright-Hennepin’s service territory who want to pursue a career as an electric line worker.

Applications can be sent to Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association, Attn: Ruth Potter, P.O. Box 330 Rockford, MN 55373. Application deadline is April 21, 2017.

Download the Edward Slebiska Memorial Line Worker Scholarship Application.

Basin Electric Scholarships

Basin Electric Power Cooperative, one of Wright-Hennepin’s wholesale power suppliers, awards scholarships annually to its distribution cooperatives’ members, and descendants of employees who work at those cooperatives. Please fill out the application below and submit it to Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association, Attn: Ruth Potter, P.O. Box 330, Rockford, MN 55373. The application deadline for the 2017 award is February 10, 2017.

Download the guidelines

Download and apply for a Basin Electric Scholarship.