$11,000 in scholarships offered by Midwest Electric


ST. MARYS — Do you know a graduating high school senior with plans for college or tech school? Children of Midwest Electric members have an advantage! The St. Marys-based electric cooperative is committed to empowering the communities it serves through one of its cooperative principles, “Education, Training, and Information.”

Each spring, Midwest Electric grants $11,000 to West Central Ohio high school seniors through two scholarship programs: the Children of Members scholarship and the Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship. To apply, students must be a child or legal ward of a year-round residential Midwest Electric member and must be a graduating senior with all the basic credits for college, vocational, or technical school entrance. One winner at the local level will also be eligible for additional statewide scholarships totaling over $44,000 from Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives.

General Children of Members Scholarship: $9,000

• Requires cumulative GPA of at least 3.5

• No special criteria

• Six total winners

• Top student goes on to compete in Columbus for 24 additional statewide awards.

Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship: $2,000

• Requires cumulative GPA of at least 2.75

• For students who have overcome adversity or personal challenges in pursuit of their goals

• One overall winner

Other rules apply. For more information, contact Joel Johns at 800-962-3830 or email [email protected] For applications, contact your local high school guidance counselor or visit www.midwestrec.com/scholarships.

Completed applications are due Feb. 17, 2023.

Based in St. Marys, Midwest Electric is the not-for-profit, customer-owned electric cooperative serving more than 11,000 homes, farms, and businesses in Allen, Auglaize, Mercer, Van Wert, Shelby, Putnam, and Darke counties. To learn more, visit www.midwestrec.com.