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Scholarships

Please Note: The applications will be at Jordan, Circle, and Richey schools, but are available to students of members, who may attending other schools in our outlying areas. Students that go to Glendive, Wolf Point, Terry, Winnet, or Miles City High schools may also be eligible for these scholarships if the applicants parent /guardian is a  member of McCone Electric Co-op. Please call Scot Brown, Manager of Member Services at McCone Electric if you need and application. (406) 485-3430

MECA Scholarship

Montana Electric Cooperatives' Association will be awarding scholarships in 2016. MECA will award one scholarship in the amount of $500 in each of four districts. (a copy of the districts is included with application)

Applicant's parents or guardians must be a member of a Montana electric cooperative in order to apply for the scholarships. 

MECA application forms, transcripts and letters of reference must be mailed to McCone Electric Co-op., Inc. by January 31

Eligibility Rules

  • The applicant's parent/guardian must be a member of a Montana electric cooperative. The cooperative must be a member of Montana Electric Cooperatives' Association . 
  • The applicant must be either a graduating high school senior entering his/her freshman year at college or vocational technical training institution, or a student entering another year of undergraduate schooling. Those students seeking a master degree are not eligible. 

Criteria for judging applicants will be, personal statement, school and community activities, grade point average, and ACT/SAT scores. 

MECA application forms may be picked up at McCone Electric's Circle office; or from the guidance counselor at the Circle, Richey and Jordan High Schools or downloaded here.

Basin Electric Scholarship

The Basin Electric Power Cooperative Scholarship Program will award a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to the child of a McCone Electric cooperative member. The scholarship must be used for educational costs, and the student must enter college in the fall of the school year for which the scholarship is given. Checks will be made payable to the school, and will be mailed directly to the school. 

Basin Electric will pay the scholarship in two equal installments, the first in August and the second in January. The applicant must be a student who is enrolled or planning to enroll in a full time graduate or undergraduate course of study at an accredited, two year or four year college, university or vocational/technical school. 

The award will be based on academic excellence, which includes the following criteria: SAT/ACT scores, grade-point average, work experience, participation in school and community activities. A statement by the student explaining his/her educational and career goals, and a written recommendation by a third party. 

McCone Electric will select one recipient to be awarded the scholarship. 

To apply, you must complete the required criteria and the scholarship application, which can be obtained from McCone Electric Co-op., Inc.; or the Circle, Richey or Jordan High Schools.  Each applicant is responsible for submitting all necessary information to apply for the scholarship. The scholarship must be mailed to McCone Electric and postmarked by January 31

Basin Electric Scholarship application 2016-2017 pdf

Basin Electric Scholarship procedures 2016-2017 pdf

Wade Sukut Memorial Scholarship

The Wade Sukut Trust awards two (2) $1,000 scholarships each year. The philosophy in awarding these scholarships may differ a little from what is probably the "normal" perception of a scholarship.

The Trust was established to honor the memory of Wade Sukut, a McCone Electric Co-op., Inc. lineman who was killed on the job. Wade was a dedicated caring professional who was highly respected by his peers. In honoring him, we are looking for students that wish to enter the rural electric field, particularly as linemen. We are not really looking for students with high GPAs or high ACT/SAT scores. Our ideal applicant would probably be the student that is average academically and seeks to go to a trade school (again giving preference to the one seeking a career as a lineman). This is not to say the scholarship application is not open to high achieving individuals or high achieving individuals may not choose a trade school. We also understand that in any given year there may not be any students seeking a career in the rural electric field. The scholarship must be mailed to McCone Electric and postmarked by  February 28.

Download the Wade Sukut Scholarship application here

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