Scholarships Opportunities

Scholarships Opportunities

graduation hatScholarships Available

RVEC takes great pride in helping develop rural leaders in our region. We offer scholarships to recognize academic and community achievements made by young people in the communities we serve.

RVEC has separate scholarship opportunities available. 

These scholarships are considered an investment in the economic future of rural areas. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, potential to succeed, leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, and a statement of education and career goals. The scholarships must be used for educational costs, and the student must attend college in the fall of the school year for which the scholarship is awarded. 

If you have any questions, call our office at 712.659.3649.

 

 

The first is available through our wholesale power supplier, Basin Electric Power Cooperative.  

This is a $1,000 scholarship, awarded to one (1) of RVEC's applicants each year. Any student who is a dependent of a RVEC member-owner is eligible to apply for the scholarship. Completed application forms with all required infomation must be postmarked by February 6, 2017 or you can drop it off at our office 28725 Highway 30, PO Box 486 Glidden, IA 51443 by 4:30 p.m. 

Basin Scholarship Form

 

The second available scholarship is sponsored by Corn Belt Power. 

Corn Belt Power Cooperative, power supplier to Raccoon Valley Electric Cooperative (RVEC), is partnering with Northwest Iowa Community College, Sheldon, to offer scholarship opportunities. As a Touchstone Energy® Cooperative, Corn Belt Power is committed to the communities it serves and to maintaining a skilled and educated workforce to serve its members well into the future. 

Applicants must be enrolled in one of the following technical programs at Northwest Iowa Community College: Electrical Technology, Powerline or Powerline Technology.

Four separate $500 scholarships will be awarded annually to individuals who have met the eligibility requirements. Recipients may be either first or second year students, but are eligible for only one scholarship. Each scholarship will be split equally between the first two semesters of enrollment after receiving the scholarship. Scholarship proceeds may be used for tuition, fees and books.

To be considered a candidate for the Corn Belt Power Cooperative Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Reside in a county served by a member cooperative of Corn Belt Power Cooperative.
  2. Achieve a high school grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Accepted as a full time student in one of the identified programs at Northwest Iowa Community College.
  4. File scholarship application with the Northwest Iowa Community College Foundation by March 1.
  5. Maintain 2.5 minimum grade point average; eligibility shall be reviewed each semester.

Al applicants are required to submit a letter of reference from a high school instructor, guidance counselor, current employer or manager of a member electric cooperative with their applications. This reference should address the applicant’s potential for success in the program chosen for enrollment. The primary criteria for the award will be the candidate’s potential for success and grade point average.

For an application form or more information, contact Sheila Van Engen, foundation secretary, Northwest Iowa Community College Foundation, 603 West Park Street, Sheldon, IA   51201-1046, (800) 352-4907 ext. 246, svanengen@nwicc.edu.

The third available scholarship is sponsored by Corn Belt Power Administered by Iowa Lakes Community College.

Purpose

Committed to the communities it serves and to the production of renewable energy, Corn Belt Power Cooperative, power supplier to Raccoon Valley Electric Cooperative (RVEC), partners with Iowa Lakes Community College to offer a scholarship opportunity to students who study wind energy and turbine technology. Corn Belt Power is interested in maintaining a skilled and educated workforce that can install, maintain and service modern wind turbines.

Applicants must be enrolled in the Wind Energy and Turbine Technology program at Iowa Lakes Community College.

One $500 scholarship will be awarded annually to an individual who has met the requirements set forth. Recipients may be either first or second year students, but are eligible for only one scholarship. Each scholarship will be split equally between the first two semesters of enrollment after receiving the scholarship. Scholarship proceeds will be used for tuition, fees and books.

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered a candidate for the Corn Belt Power Cooperative Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Achieve a high school grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Accepted as a full time student in the identified program at Iowa Lakes Community College.
  3. Must be an Iowa resident.
  4. File scholarship application with Iowa Lakes Community College by April 1.
  5. Maintain 2.5 minimum grade point average; eligibility shall be reviewed each semester.

Selection Criteria

The primary criteria for the award will be the candidate’s potential for success and grade point average.

For more information, contact Jolene Rogers, institutional advancement/foundations, Iowa Lakes Community College, 800-242-5106, ext. 4491 or tcondon@iowalakes.edu.