Scholarship Applications Available
KEM Electric Cooperative takes pride in assisting with the development of rural leadership through our scholarship program. We feel it’s important to help finance our local students’ educational journeys by offering scholarships to qualifying seniors. We are happy to continue our updated program to include more scholarship opportunities to our graduating seniors.
KEM Electric Cooperative $500 scholarships for students attending high school within the service area
KEM will award nine, $500 scholarships to qualified applicants whose parent(s) or guardian(s) are members of the co-op. School representatives from Ashley, Wishek, Zeeland, Strasburg, Linton, HMB, Kidder County, and Napoleon will select one graduating senior to receive the funds.
Interested in applying? Students should contact their school counselor for deadline information. The schools will then forward each recipient’s name to KEM Electric. Applications are available at area schools, at the Linton office and on our website.
KEM Electric Cooperative $500 scholarships for students attending high school outside the service area
The co-op will also award one $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from a homeschool setting, GED setting, or a school outside of our service area. Please email the complete application to Marcy Sanders.
KEM Electric continues to award a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Basin Electric Power Cooperative
We award this scholarship to a student already enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time graduate or undergraduate program. The student must attend an accredited, two-year or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school. Recipients will be chosen on a combination of SAT/ACT scores and overall grade point average; activities, achievements and honors; work experience; a personal statement of career goals; an essay question centered on local cooperatives and how they serve the area; and an appraisal from a high school or college counselor or adviser, instructor or a work supervisor who knows the student well. All post-secondary students who have parents that are members of KEM Electric are eligible to apply. Applications are available at area schools, the co-op office in Linton, or may be printed from links below.
KEM Electric Cooperative Luck of the Draw scholarships
KEM will award two $500 Luck of the Draw scholarships to be drawn at our annual meeting. All high school seniors (Class of 2023) who are dependents of KEM members and have not previously been chosen for a KEM scholarship are eligible for this scholarship. Students must attend our annual meeting and be accompanied with at least one parent or guardian and will be required to RSVP before the meeting.