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Nearly $70,000 in scholarships awarded to local students

By: Ellen Lampe


The Cuivre River Electric Community Trust Board is funding a record amount of college scholarships in 2018. This year, 70 students from the cooperative’s four-county service area are receiving scholarships totaling $69,750. More than 140 applications were submitted.

This is the largest amount of scholarship money awarded in a single year through the Operation Round Up program. Last year, $52,500 in scholarships was awarded to 70 students.

The Trust Board has awarded 2,165 scholarships totaling $1.1 million since 1997, its founding year. The scholarships have gone to undergraduate students attending accredited universities or technical schools and students seeking to continue their education. The scholarship may also be used for adult continuing education courses in their career fields.

Eligible 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 asked to provide an official transcript and two letters of recommendation, write a narrative to highlight their academic achievements and career goals, and demonstrate a financial need. 

This year’s scholarship recipients from St. Charles County were: Colton Bamert, Taylor Banze, Amanda Barnhouse, Rachel Barnhouse, Olivia Diederich, Joseph Eck, Lindsey Feise, Bailey Fischer, Lilia Fuentes, Rhianon Greiwe, Marissa Guenther, Isabel Hall, Erin Higgins, Erin Hill, Logan Joehl, Cameran Jones, Kristin Kinsella, Miranda Kirchoff, Benjamin Kramer, Jacob Kramer, Emily Kurtz, Haley Lembeck, Alexis Lesch, Haley Lindenbusch, Taylor Lindenbusch, Alexander Long, Isabel McCarty, Lily Merz, Caroline Neal, Brianna Norman, Grace Patton, Rebecca Purcell, Emily Roberson, Madison Schulz, Emily Scott, Luke Statler, Taylor Tucker, Nicholas Wilke, Christine Williams and Elizabeth Winter.

The next scholarship application deadline is April 24, 2019.

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