Trust Board awards $65,000 in scholarships
From in-state college institutions to those across the country, 65 local students will be benefiting from scholarships
provided through the Operation Round Up program.
This year, students from Cuivre River Electric Cooperative’s five-county service area are receiving scholarships totaling
$65,000. A total of 169 applications were submitted. This was the first year the scholarship program was moved online, eliminating paper applications and streamlining the application process.
Since 2020, the Cuivre River Electric Community Trust Board has awarded $304,000 in scholarship money and more than $1.5 million has been distributed since 1997. To be eligible for consideration, students must 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.
Scholarships are awarded each June. The next application period opens in January 2024. Learn more here.
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. The funds, administered by the seven-member volunteer Trust Board, are available to help individuals, families, and organizations. For more information on Operation
Round Up, call 636-695-4837 or email email@example.com.
List of 2023 Operation Round Up Scholarship Recipients
|University of Missouri-Columbia: Madelyn Brune, Leah Crawmer, Anthony Grote, Alexis Harrison, Jay Hasekamp, Isabel Holland, Kelsey Miller, Haley Motley, Victoria Mudd, Mia Palazzola, Lana Peitzman, Gavin Reller, Melia Salas, Abigail Schaffer, Amar Selmanovic, Delaney Siebert, Kacey Williams.
University of Missouri-St. Louis: Jason Paro, Evann Rothermich.
Missouri State University: Aubrey Maschmidt, Molly Nation.
Missouri S&T: Elyse Davis, Landon Niederer.
University of Central Missouri: Kyle Daniel, Andrew
Long, Benjamin Toebben.
Lindenwood University: Kelsey Finnern, Andrea Gentry, Olivia Kinsler, Erin Surls, Samantha Wainscott.
Saint Louis University: Luke Morgan.
Truman State University: Chloe Atkins.
Southwest Baptist University: Caleb Mertz.
Maryville University: Elektra Lowe, Camden Fisher,
Andrew Schulz, Leah Wheeler.
William Woods University: Elaina Miller.
Rockhurst University: Sierra Haddock, Gwenyth
|St. Charles Community College: Emily Moellman, Brennon Schulz.
Missouri Baptist University: Katie Smith.
Webster University: Megan Zablonski.
State Technical College: Tanner Hargis, Steven Schormann, Collin Twellman.
Moberly Area Community College: Mia Nation.
State Fair Community College: Alex Miller.
Ranken Technical College: Zachary Endres, Carter Johnston.
Western Illinois University: Kaitlin Tapley.
Illinois Institute of Technology: Thomas Kramer.
John Wood Community College: Lily Boschert.
Florida State University: Molly Hunn.
University of Alabama: Kendall Martin, Stephen Rhoades.
Western Kentucky University: Lucas Rottmann.
University of Mississippi: Lance Tow.
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville: Allison Newport.
Oklahoma State University: Trinity Young.
Vanderbilt University: Elizabeth Tucker.
Montana State: Ellie Kraus.
Wichita State University: Adam Key.
This article first appeared in the September 2023 edition of Current Times/Rural Missouri. Click here to read the full magazine.