Scholarships for children of Logan County Electric Cooperative membersApplications are due March 6, 2020
LCEC is awarding five scholarships (two $2,500 awards and three $1,500 awards) for outstanding academics to seniors who will be attending college after graduation. Applicants must be students whose parents or guardians are members of the Logan County Electric Cooperative and are currently receiving electrical service.
The student who receives first-place overall from LCEC is eligible to compete for additional scholarship money up to $3,800!
Children of Members Scholarship RULES AND REGULATIONS:
To be eligible for the OEC scholarships, the following provisions will govern the acceptance of applicants from the local cooperatives:
Applicants must be the child or legal ward of a permanent residential electric cooperative member receiving service for the duration of the 2018-2018 academic year (August 2017 - June 2018). Children/wards of electric distribution cooperative commercial members are not eligible unless their parents are also permanent residential electric cooperative members.
1. Applicants must be the child or legal ward of a permanent residential electric cooperative member receiving service for the duration of the 2019-2020 academic year (August 2019 - June 2020). Children/wards of electric distribution cooperative commercial members are not eligible unless their parents are also permanent residential electric cooperative members.
2. 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.
3. Applicants in both divisions must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale or an equivalent standing on a nontraditional scale.
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.
4. Students may not be immediate family members of, or reside with, people who are employed by any electric cooperative in Ohio (employees, trustees, managers, OEC, or affiliated organizations such as Buckeye Power, Inc., RESCO, etc.).
5. Applications must be submitted (typed to be accepted) on forms furnished by and submitted to Logan Co. Electric Cooperative. Cooperatives will choose one finalist 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Finalists are not permitted to bring any outside materials to their interviews (e.g., electronic presentations, props, handouts, etc.).
10. Finalists who have won other scholarships from OEC or affiliated organizations in other scholarship competitions (not including local co-ops) are not eligible to compete this competition.
11. 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.
Cooperative knowledge questions will be based on the Online Orientation course located at www.ohioec.org/orientation. Students are recommended to complete this course prior to judging. The course takes approximately one hour to complete.
LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS CRITERIA:
All co-op applications advanced to OEC must meet the OEC criteria.
MAIL OR DELIVER THE APPLICATION AND ATTACHMENTS TO:
Logan Co. Electric Cooperative 1587 CR 32N Bellefountaine, OH 43311 Attn: Scholarship Coordinator