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Wright-Hennepin’s Local Schools Scholarship
Wright-Hennepin has awarded more than $700,000 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 Wright-Hennepin Holding Company. As a result of this arrangement, 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, Heritage Christian Academy, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Maple Grove, Maple Lake, Monticello, Orono, Osseo, Rockford, Rogers, St. Michael-Albertville, Watertown-Mayer, Wayzata and Wright Technical Center. 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 April 1, 2019. At-large applications can be sent to Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association, Attn: Ruth Potter, P.O. Box 330, Rockford, MN 55373.
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 15, 2019.
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 2019 award is February 8, 2019.