Midwest Electric offers scholarships

Staff report

ST. MARYS — Midwest Electric will offer scholarships to West Central Ohio high school seniors.

To be eligible for the 2018 scholarship programs, applicants must be graduating seniors who have all the basic credits for college, vocational or technical school entrance. Applicants must be children or legal wards of Midwest Electric members.

Midwest Electric has two scholarship programs, a general scholarship for students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5; and the Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship for students with at least a 2.75 GPA who have overcome adversity or personal challenges in pursuit of their goals.

For the general scholarship, six student finalists will compete for $9,000 in scholarships from Midwest Electric. Three boys and three girls will vie for two $2,000 scholarships, two $1,500 and two $1,000 awards.

The top boy and girl finalists will represent Midwest Electric in the Ohio Electric Cooperatives (OEC) competition in Columbus, where they will compete against students representing other Ohio electric cooperatives. OEC awards 18 scholarships totaling $35,800.

For the Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship, Midwest Electric will award one $2,000 winner, and OEC will give six $2,100 awards.

Other provisions apply.

Completed applications are due at Midwest Electric by Jan. 12. For an application form, visit www.midwestrec.com and click on the My Community page for the scholarship link, call 800-962-3830, or email kschmerge@midwestrec.com.

Staff report