Midwest Electric Scholarships
Supporting the next generation of co-op members in their academic pursuits
Midwest Electric has two scholarship programs: Our General Scholarship for high-performing students, and our Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship.
Each spring, Midwest Electric gives $9,000 in scholarships to high school seniors whose parents are members of the cooperative. (The parents must be year-round full-time residents of the cooperative; seasonal and commercial members do not qualify.) The top male and female winners compete for additional funds totaling $38,200 in statewide scholarships from Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives.
Eligible students, with a minimum cumulative 3.5 grade point average, will receive an interview at the Midwest Electric office in February. Following the interviews, our judging teams will select six finalists – three male and three female students – to compete for $9,000 in scholarships from Midwest Electric. Judging for the six top students will take place later in February.
The first place male and female students will represent Midwest Electric and compete against high school seniors from around the state at the Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives scholarship competition in April in Columbus.
The application window for the 2019 general scholarship has closed. Please check back later in 2019 for details on the 2020 scholarship program.
Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship
Also each spring, Midwest Electric will award $2,000 to one high school senior for the Touchstone Scholarship. The minimum cumulative grade point average is 2.75. Students are judged on how well their activities reflect the Touchstone Energy core values of accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community, as well as their drive and dedication to achieving a college education despite any personal obstacles or special challenges they’ve faced.
To qualify, your parents must be customers of the cooperative. (The parents must be year-round full-time residents of the cooperative; seasonal and commercial members do not qualify.) Other rules apply. Completed applications, grade transcripts and letters of support (see below) must be received in our office by January 15, 2019. Contact our office for details.
The application window for the 2019 Touchstone Energy Achievement scholarship has closed. Please check back later in 2019 for details on the 2020 scholarship program.