Fifteen scholarships of $2,000 each are awarded to eligible high school seniors through the Illinois Electric Cooperative (IEC) Memorial Scholarship Program.
Nine scholarships will be awarded to students who are children of an Illinois electric cooperative member receiving service from the cooperative, including Corn Belt Energy members. One scholarship, the Earl W. Struck Memorial Scholarship, is awarded to a student who is the child of an Illinois electric cooperative employee. The remaining four scholarships are reserved for students enrolling full-time at a two-year Illinois community college who are children of Illinois electric cooperative members, employees or directors.
Candidates are judged on the basis of grade point average, college entrance exam scores, work and volunteer experience, school and civic activities, and a short essay that demonstrates their knowledge of electric cooperatives.
The 2024 scholarship application is available by clicking here. Scholarship applications are due by December 31, 2023. For more information, please contact us at 309-662-5330 or by
One annual scholarship of $2,000 will be awarded to help pay for costs to attend the lineworker's school conducted by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) in conjunction with Lincoln Land College in Springfield. The LaVern and Nola McEntire Memorial Scholarship is available to relatives of cooperative employees and directors, sons and daughters of cooperative members (including those who receive electricity from Corn Belt Energy), and military veterans. Click here to download the official rules for the LaVern and Nola McEntire Memorial Scholarship. The 2023 scholarship application is due by April 30, 2023 and is available by clicking here.
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