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Scholarship Application

Scholarships for Children of LCEC member/consumers

Application were due March 10, 2017

Logan County Electric Cooperative desires to invest in the education of our members.

LCEC awards five scholarships (two $2,500 awards and three $1,000 awards) each spring for outstanding academics to seniors planning to attend college. The applicants must be children whose parents or guardians are members of the Logan County Electric Cooperative and are currently receiving electrical service.

The young man and young woman who receive first-place awards from LCEC are eligible to compete for additional scholarship money up to $3,500 per student!

 

Children of Members Scholarship RULES AND REGULATIONS:

To be eligible for the OREC awards, the following provisions will govern the acceptance of applicants from the local cooperatives:

1.    Applicants must be graduating seniors who have all basic credits for college or proper vocational or technical school entrance. A “proper vocational or technical school” is defined as a post-secondary institution where credits can be transferred to a state accredited four-year college.
2.    Winners must be accepted and then enrolled in an accredited college or proper
vocational/technical school of students’ choice when they receive the award. Winners who are accepted and then enrolled in an accredited school of nursing, working toward a degree, are also eligible.
3.    Members of the immediate families and persons residing in the households of trustees, managers, distribution cooperative employees and OEC or affiliated organizations (Buckeye Power, Inc., RESCO, etc.) employees are not eligible to participate in the competition.
4.    Applications must be submitted (typed to be accepted) on forms furnished by and submitted to Logan Co. Electric Cooperative,. Cooperatives will choose one finalist from each division to advance the state level. Applicants who have not submitted applications to their local cooperative by its deadline will not be eligible to compete at the state level.
5.    Application information must be confined to the official nomination form with only grade transcripts, teacher recommendations, and a recent photo attached. Teacher recommendations must be no longer than 500 words.
6.    Applicants who receive “full-ride” scholarships (i.e., scholarships that cover the cost of tuition, room, board and books) to the schools of their choice are not eligible for scholarships from OEC. Applicants who win an OEC scholarship and subsequently receive a full-ride scholarship following the Children of Members scholarship competition, must contact OEC immediately to forfeit this scholarship.
7.    All scholarships must be accepted in the first academic year after proof of enrollment is received by OEC. However, an extension of one year may be granted for just cause in the judgment of the president of OEC. In the event students are unable to fulfill their enrollment obligation under this program, the awards are forfeited.
8.    Finalists are not permitted to bring any outside materials to their interviews (e.g., electronic presentations, props, handouts, etc.).

9.    All finalists, who do not win, will receive a token of appreciation from OEC.
10.    These rules (dated hereon) supersede all previous rules for this scholarship.

JUDGING:

The judges, following personal interviews with each nominee, will score up to a maximum of 40 points for scholastic record, 30 points for personal achievement, school and community activities, 15 points for personal interview with the judges relating to poise, personality and appearance, and 15 points for cooperative knowledge, based upon the booklet “The Cooperative Difference (11/15 edition).”

Winners, in order to receive an award, must be accepted and then enrolled in an accredited college or proper vocational/technical school of the student’s choice. Winners who are accepted and then enrolled in an accredited school of nursing, working toward a degree, are also eligible.

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