Helping students chase their dreams

Helping students chase their dreams

January 3, 2018

Grand Rapids, MN – Lake Country Power’s scholarship program will help students start off on the right track in pursuit of their dreams. Qualified students must be co-op members through their parents or legal guardians who receive electricity services from Lake Country Power.

Scholarship recipients can qualify for up to $4,000 over four years to help pay for college or technical school. Scholarships are renewable for up to eight semesters, and students must maintain a grade point average of 2.5, or higher. They must also have a full-time enrollment status. 

The Les Beach Memorial Scholarship honors a former co-op employee and recognizes student commitment and contribution to local communities. 

This year’s graduating high school seniors whose parents or legal guardians are LCP members have until 11:59 p.m., January 31 to apply. It’s an electronic application, available at www.lakecountrypower.coop > Community > Scholarships. 

The Les Beach Memorial Scholarship is made possible through unclaimed capital credits. The State of Minnesota permits electric cooperatives like Lake Country Power to use unclaimed funds for charitable purposes, such as scholarships.

Lake Country Power also offers $1,000 scholarships to five area community college foundations and three Minnesota lineworker schools to support students in trade schools and community/technical college programs. Applications for these scholarship are available directly through the colleges.  

Lake Country Power, www.lakecountrypower.coop, is a Touchstone Energy® cooperative serving parts of eight counties in northeastern Minnesota. The rural electric cooperative provides services to nearly 43,000 members and has offices located in Grand Rapids, Kettle River and Mountain Iron.

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