Supporting the Future

MRES has established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors with educational pursuits that are related to the electric industry.

The scholarship application process is now open. Click the links below for more information and apply today! Applications are due March 15, 2024.

Up to 12 scholarships are granted each year in two categories:

1) Scholarships for Full-Time Undergraduate Studies

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

  • Must reside in a household receiving electric service from one of the 61 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 2024.

Scholarships are 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 related fields such as accounting, communications or economics. This scholarship is renewable for up to three years for $1,000 each year.

Apply today for the undergrad scholarship opportunity.


2) Scholarships for Students in a Powerline/Lineworker Program

Up to seven (7) scholarships of $2,000 each are awarded to students who meet the following qualifications:

  • Must enroll in a full-time* electrical lineworker or powerline program at an eligible technical college no later than the fall of the current year.

Eligible technical colleges include the following:

  • Bismarck State College, Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount, Minnesota
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Granite Falls, Minnesota
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Jackson, Minnesota
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Wadena, Minnesota
  • Mitchell Technical College, Mitchell, South Dakota
  • Northwest Iowa Community College, Sheldon, Iowa

Powerline/Lineworker 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.

Apply today for the powerline/lineworker scholarship opportunity.

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


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