West River Electric is offering college scholarships to high school seniors’ graduating in May of 2022 as well as students currently in post-secondary education. This year we will be offering six scholarships. A $1,000 scholarship provided by Basin Electric Power, our power generation cooperative, and five WREA $500 scholarships. All to be awarded to the students in April. Applicants for the scholarships must be a member or dependent child of a West River Electric member and a U.S. citizen. They must be planning to enroll or in attendance in a full-time graduate or undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school. Scholarship recipients will be chosen by a selection committee based on academic record, potential to succeed, leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, a statement of education and career goals, a written essay and an outside appraisal. Applications may be picked up at the cooperative offices, on-line below or at area high schools. Completed applications and supporting documentation must be returned to West River Electric Association in Rapid City or Wall before 5 p.m. on Monday, January 17, 2021. Winners will be announced in April. Applications are also available at the local high schools.
Teacher Scholarship Opportunity
Teachers at schools served by West River Electric can apply for a scholarship for up to $500. Funds must be used for a classroom project, supplies, or equipment.
West River Electric
3250 E Hwy 44
Rapid City, SD 57703
ATTN: Veronica Kusser