MECA and Fergus Offer Scholarships
To qualified students whose parents are cooperative members: If you are a high school senior planning to attend college or are a student continuing an undergraduate education, you could win a $1,000 scholarship from Fergus Electric Cooperative and have a chance to win a $500 scholarship from Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association (MECA).
Scholarship applicants must: 1) Be a member of Fergus Electric Cooperative, 2) Be a graduating high school senior with plans to attend a university or vocational /technical school, or be an undergraduate college student, 3) Submit a completed application to Fergus Electric that includes school transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, a personal statement and one letter of recommendation, and: 4) Submit entries to Fergus Electric postmarked no later than January 25, 2023 to MECA/Fergus Scholarship Committee, Fergus Electric Cooperative 84423 U.S. Highway 87, Lewistown, MT 59457.
Criteria for scholarship judging includes 20 percent academic strength (as demonstrated by coursework, GPA and national testing scores); 20 percent activities in school and community, awards and honors; 20 percent employment, volunteerism and community service, and 40 percent personal statement.
Fergus Electric will select one application to be forwarded to MECA in Great Falls for further judging. A MECA committee will choose the scholarship recipients from the pool of finalists. Fergus Electric will also award one scholarship from the applications.