Scholarships

2024 scholarship and Youth Tour applications are now available!

Wright-Hennepin’s local schools scholarship

Wright-Hennepin (WH) has awarded almost $687,000 to high school seniors through a scholarship program that began in 1988. These scholarships are made possible from unclaimed capital credit refunds and thanks to donations from its diversified businesses under WH Holding Company. As a result of this arrangement, the investment in the program doesn’t affect members' electric rates.

Each year, WH sponsors one scholarship at each of the following public schools: Annandale, Buffalo, Dassel-Cokato, Delano, Heritage Christian Academy, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Maple Grove, Maple Lake, Monticello, Orono, Osseo, Parnassus Preparatory School, Rockford, Rogers, St. Michael-Albertville, Terra Nova, Watertown-Mayer, Wayzata, and Wright Technical Center.

The schools listed above select their scholarship winner and have varying application deadlines. For your specific school's deadline, check with your guidance counselor.

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At-large scholarship

 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 at-large scholarship application is due to WH by April 8, 2024. At-large applications can be sent to:

Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association
Attn: Katie Durnin
PO Box 330
Rockford, MN 55373.

Note: If you attend one of the high schools listed in the "local schools scholarship" section above, you must apply through your school. You are not eligible for the at-large scholarship. If you have any questions about the application process, contact Katie Durnin at (763) 477-3046 or kdurnin@whe.org.

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Edward R. Slebiska Memorial Line Worker Scholarship

Ed Slebiska was WH’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 WH’s service territory who want to pursue a career as an electric line worker.

Applications are due April 5, 2024 and can be sent to

Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association
Attn: Katie Durnin
PO Box 330
Rockford, MN 55373.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact Katie Durnin at (763) 477-3046 or kdurnin@whe.org.

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Basin Electric Scholarships

Basin Electric Power Cooperative, one of WH’s wholesale power suppliers, awards scholarships annually to its distribution cooperatives’ members, and descendants of employees who work at those cooperatives. Please submit completed applications to:

Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association
Attn: Katie Durnin
PO Box 330
Rockford, MN 55373.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact Katie Durnin at (763) 477-3046 or kdurnin@whe.org.

Basin Scholarship applications must be submitted to WH by February 2, 2024. WH will submit finalists to Basin, who will choose a winner.

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