Cuivre River Electric Community Trust Awards $24,000 In Scholarships
Forty-eight students from Lincoln, Pike, St. Charles and Warren counties received a total of $24,000 in scholarship awards from the Cuivre River Electric Community Trust.
Local students receiving scholarships are Colton Bamert, Jonathan Banowetz, Ashley Banze, Taylor Banze, Breanna Belville, Grant Bicker, Cory Boedeker, Geoffrey Boedeker, Julia Chesser, Madison Cleveland, Justine Farrell, Toni Firoved, Grace Gehner, Dalton Gilbert, Arienna Gray, Ally Grote, Erin Higgins, Cailyn Hoelting, Dana Kramer, Cody Kutter, Haley Lindenbusch, Samantha Marre, Brandelyn Martin, Mikayla Mattingly, Caitlynn Metze, Brandon Moesch, Charlie Moesch, Kourtney Mudd, Mary O’Brien, Tara O'Brien, Brandi Peasel, Collin Rethmeier, Kelsey Russell, Kalye Sanders, Ryan Schaper, Darby Schmidt, Delaney Schmidt, Katie St. Pierre, Sarah Stumbaugh, Dylan Sullivan, Madeleine Sutherland, Johnathan Thompson, Allyson Wamhoff, Cassidy Ward, Danielle Wilke, Garrett Wiss, Guy Wiss and Brendan Woodall.
Scholarship funds are donated by Cuivre River Electric members who participate in Operation Round Up by rounding up their electric bill payments each month to the next highest dollar. Since the program began in 1997, more than $980,000 has been awarded to help over 2,000 area students achieve their academic goals.
Students are eligible to be considered if they live in the Cuivre River Electric Cooperative service area and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 while attending undergraduate courses at an accredited university or technical school. Applicants are also asked to provide an official transcript and two letters of recommendation, write a narrative to highlight their academic achievements and state their career goals, and demonstrate a financial need. The scholarship may also be used for adult continuing education courses in their career fields.
In addition to scholarships, Operation Round Up was founded to help address unmet needs in the areas of health, youth, education, home weatherization, community and emergency services that cannot be met with other resources. More than $5 million has been awarded to help individuals, families and organizations in the CREC service area since the programs commencement. The next scholarship deadline is May 1, 2017.
CREC was established by local residents in 1941 to provide electricity in portions of Lincoln, Pike, St. Charles and Warren counties where electricity was not available. The cooperative now serves more than 63,500 homes and businesses. Operation Round Up applications and additional Cuivre River Electric information are available online at www.cuivre.com or by calling (800) 392-3709, ext. 4830, 4837 and 4838.
We are proud to announce that 2,025 Cuivre River Electric Community Trust Scholarships, totaling $980,000 have been awarded to students in our communities since the scholarship program began in 1997.
Cuivre River Electric Community Trust Scholarships are available to undergraduate and continuing education students. Recipients are selected on the basis of educational commitment and financial need.
The scholarships are made possible because of our members who participate in Operation Round Up, a program in which our Members voluntarily round their power bill up to the nearest whole dollar and the change is used to make big differences in people’s lives.
Scholarships are awarded once a year. The scholarship application deadline is May 1, 2017 and the scholarship recipients will be announced June 8, 2017 at 2 PM on Cuivre River Electric Cooperative's website, Facebook and Twitter accounts.
- Applicant must permanently reside in Lincoln, Pike, St. Charles or Warren counties in Missouri.
- Funds are for on-campus expenses only. This includes tuition, books and campus housing.
- Individual scholarships will be awarded in an amount not to exceed $1,000 per academic year and $2,500 per academic career.
- Scholarships are not renewable, but recipients are encouraged to reapply until the reach the $2,500 maximum award.
- Scholarships must be applied to one semester (they cannot be divided between two or more semesters).
- Scholarships are available for up to six months from award date.
- Scholarships are available for undergraduate and continuing education students ONLY.
- Scholarships are not available for tuition to private grade schools or high schools, or for graduate students.
Applying for Scholarships
Scholarship applications are available at Cuivre River Electric Cooperative offices in Troy and Lake Saint Louis. You may also download an Operation Round Up 2017 Scholarship Application by clicking on the link below.
The scholarship application deadline is May 1, 2017 and the scholarship recipients will be announced June 8, 2017 at 2 PM on Cuivre River Electric Cooperative's website, Facebook and Twitter accounts.