Every year high school students in Hawkeye’s service territory and whose parents or guardians are members of the Cooperative are eligible to apply for a scholarship. The scholarship fund is available through unclaimed Capital Credit funds.
Who is Eligible?
Any graduating high school senior, whose parents or guardians are members of the Cooperative are eligible. The applicant must be a student who is enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school in the fall. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen.
Hawkeye will be awarding five (5) — $500 scholarships.
How Do You Apply?
In order to be considered for the scholarship, completed applications must be received by the Cooperative no later than April 1, 2013. Applications are available at your area high school guidance counselor office, at the REC office in Cresco or by downloading the application form.
Please print the form, fill it out and return to Hawkeye with requested information below.
Return the completed application to the Cooperative with the following:
- Copy of the student’s high school transcript
- Letter of recommendation from a teacher, advisor or counselor
- A minimum 250-word essay answering the following question:
Cooperatives are member-owned and controlled, as a future decision maker for your cooperative, describe the best ways your cooperative can connect and communicate with you.
Send all materials to:
PO Box 90
Cresco, IA 52136
All completed applications are sent to a panel of judges who select the scholarship winners. The judges are not associated with the Cooperative and will give equal consideration to all students.
Want more information?
Look for an article in the January 2013 edition of the Hawkeye REC Newsletter. Call our office at (800) 658-2243 or (563) 547-3801.