We Can Help You Pay for College!
We offer the following scholarship opportunities to qualifying member students.
Due to the cancellation of the Youth Leadership Congress because of the Covid-19 pandemic, WECA is offering a unique scholarship opportunity. The scholarship that is generally exclusive to those who attend YLC is being extended to any high school or college freshman students whose primary residence is located in Wisconsin that receives electric service from an electric cooperative. Please click on the link below for Contest Rules and application form.
Scholarships are awarded as follows to the authors of the top three essays:
First place – $1,000
Second place – $500
Third place –$250
Scholarships are paid to winning students upon presentation of proof of registration at any accredited college, university, or technical school in any state
Essays must be postmarked no later than August 26, 2020
The deadline to apply for the Operation Round Up scholarships was April 1. Those who have been awarded Operation Round Up scholarships will be notified by Central Wisconsin Electric Cooperative.
Operation Round Up Scholarship Information
Co-op members or their dependent children who are or will be attending college, vocational, or technical college are eligible to apply. Both traditional and nontraditional students are encouraged to apply. To be eligible, either the student or parents must have their primary residence located on CWEC lines and participate in Operation Round Up. Scholarship winners must maintain a 2.0- grade point average and be a full-time student (12+ earned credits).
Click on 2020 Operation Round Up Scholarship Guidelines below for a complete list of eligibility requirements.
The deadline to apply for the Electric Utility Worker scholarship was May 1. Those who have been awarded the Electric Utility Worker scholarship will be notified by Central Wisconsin Electric Cooperative
Central Wisconsin Electric Cooperative (CWEC) recognizes that the electric utility industry is facing a large shortage of utility workers in coming years. To address the forecasted shortage of electric utility employees and to encourage students to consider a career in an electric utility, CWEC has established a scholarship in the amount of $1,000. The scholarship has been established to assist a student pursuing a post-secondary education in an electric utility worker program.
The scholarship is administered by the CWEC Operation Round Up Trust Committee. The committee will evaluate all applications and essay responses. The selection criteria will be based on scholastic achievement, school and community involvement, work history, and essay submission.
Scholarship payments will be made through the financial aid office of the recipient's chosen college. Fifty percent (50%) will be paid at the beginning of the school year and fifty percent (50%) following receipt of a letter and transcript from the student, to the committee, at the end of the first term.