Supporting the Future

Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) has established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors with educational pursuits that are related to the electric industry. Up to 10 scholarships will be granted each year in two categories. Scholarship materials will be available in March 2018.

1)  Scholarships for Full-Time Undergraduate Studies

Up to five (5) scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to high school seniors who meet the following qualifications:

  • Must reside in a household receiving electric service from one of the 60 MRES member utilities. Residence eligibility may be verified by calling the city utility office or click here for a list of MRES member communities. Eligible high schools are designated by MRES.
  • Must enroll in a full-time* undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational technical school no later than the fall of 2018. 

Scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing courses of study for careers related to the electric industry, such as an electrical technician (field service technician, wind turbine maintenance, power plant maintenance, etc.), electrical engineer or other engineering disciplines, mathematics, science, energy management, or other closely related field. 

2)  Scholarships for Students in a Powerline/Lineman Program

Up to five (5) scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to students who meet the following qualifications:

  • Must enroll in a full-time* Powerline/Lineman Program at an eligible technical college no later than fall of 2018. 

Eligible technical colleges include the following:

  • Dakota County Technical College-Rosemount, Minn.
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Wadena, Minn.
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College-Jackson, Minn.
  • Mitchell Technical Institute-Mitchell, S.D
  • Northwest Iowa Community and Technical College-Sheldon, Iowa

Powerline/Lineman scholarships are one-time only and not renewable. Applicants do not need to reside in a household receiving electric service from an MRES member utility. 

* Full-time study is defined as full-time enrollment for the entire academic year.   


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