Operation Round Up

Trust Board awards $74,000 in scholarships

From college institutions in-state to across the country, dozens of local students will be benefiting from scholarships provided through the Operation Round Up program.

This year, 75 students from Cuivre River Electric Cooperative’s four-county service area are receiving scholarships totaling $74,000.

This is tied for the largest amount of scholarship money awarded in a single year through by the Cuivre River Electric Community Trust Board. A total of 101 applications were submitted.

ORU scholarship recipients announced

The following students were selected for college scholarships through our Operation Round Up program. This year, the Cuivre River Electric Community Trust is awarding scholarships to 75 students totaling $74,000.

Information on the 2021 scholarship program will be available in January. For more information, email Tim Schmidt at tschmidt@cuivre.com.


Lincoln County

Allison Bicker

Alex Daniels

Joscelin Gallegos

Brian Henke

Madison Illig

Lydia Kelly

Give a little, help a lot

Since Operation Round Up was launched, nearly $6 million has been awarded to help disadvantaged individuals, families and community organizations.

Each milestone has been the result of the generosity from Cuivre River Electric Cooperative members.

CREC members voluntarily "round up" their electric bill payments each month to the next highest dollar. The average yearly donation is just $6 per member.