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Throwing Caps

Empowering your Future with Western Iowa Power Cooperative Scholarships

Western Iowa Power (WIPCO) partnered with Basin Electric Power Cooperative (BEPC) will be awarding six scholarships for the 2024-2025 school year. This program, now in its 34th year, recognizes and encourages academic and community achievements of students whose parents are WIPCO members. 
BEPC will award one $1,000 scholarship and WIPCO will award one $1,000 and four $500 scholarships. Two of the $500 scholarships will be designated specifically for students enrolling in vocational/technical schools. 

The scholarship must be used for educational costs, and the student must enter college in the fall of the school year for which the scholarship is given. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to other awards, loans, or financial assistance the applicant may have obtained. Previous scholarship award winners are not eligible. 

A selection committee will choose the recipients of the scholarships. The selection committee's decisions are final. Awards are based on the following criteria: grade point average, work experience, participation in school and community activities, a personal statement of career goals, and a written recommendation by a third party. We ask that is the student has taken a college entrance exam (ACT and/or SAT), that score be included with their application materials. Should a student plan to attend a college that does not require ACT/SAT, please indicate that on the application form. 

Applicant must be a US citizen and the dependent of a WIPCO member. Applicant must be a student who is enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited, two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school. 
Applications must be received at a WIPCO location (Denison or Onawa) no later than February 9th, 2024. 

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