Scholarships

Midwest Electric has two scholarship programs: Our General Scholarship for high-performing students; and our Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship.

General Scholarship

Each spring, Midwest Electric gives $9,000 in scholarships to high school seniors whose parents are members of the cooperative, plus an additional $2,000 Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship below. (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 also compete for an additional $34,000 in scholarships from Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives.

Eligible students, with a minimum cumulative 3.5 grade point average, will receive an interview at the Midwest Electric office in February. (The minimum GPA is 2.75 for the Touchstone Energy scholarship.) 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 Rural Electric Cooperatives scholarship competition April 12, 2017 in Columbus.

Completed applications and grade transcripts must be received in our office by January 13, 2017. Contact our office for details. Send applications to Kecia Schmerge, Midwest Electric, 06029 County Road 33A, St. Marys, OH, 45885.

Click here for an application for our General Scholarship.

Click here for instructions for the General Scholarship.

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.

The Midwest Electric Touchstone Scholarship recipient will then compete in Columbus in the spring, for one of six $2,000 awards. 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 13, 2017. Contact our office for details.

Click here for the Touchstone Energy scholarship application.

Click here for instructions for the Touchstone Energy scholarship.

All scholarship applications must be returned to Midwest Electric, P.O. Box 10, St. Marys, OH 45885. Do not send the applications to the Columbus address of Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives.

Or visit www.ohioruralelectric.coop and click on the Youth Programs section. Or call us, at 1-800-962-3830. Read the December and January issues of Country Living magazine for more information. GO FOR IT!!