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Leadership Award/MECA Memorial Scholarship

At Vigilante Electric Cooperative, we understand the need for post-secondary education.  Whether it is college or vocational school, continued education is an important part of our workforce development.  This is why we provide scholarship opportunities to deserving students. 

This year, we are again pairing our Leadership Award with the Montana Electric Cooperative Association’s (MECA) Memorial Scholarship to give deserving students the opportunity to win two scholarships while filling out just one application.

Applicant’s parent or guardian must be a member of Vigilante Electric.  All scholarships received will be judged based on the criteria set forth in the application.  The top applications will receive the Leadership Award, and the best application will be forwarded to MECA to compete for an additional $500 scholarship.

All educational opportunities are funded by unclaimed capital credits, which we are required to retain for five years.  At the end of this period, we can either use the funds for educational purposes or turn them over to the State of Montana. 

The balance of this fund fluctuates from year to year and is one of the determining factors in the number of scholarships we offer and the dollar value of each scholarship.  At this time we do not know how many scholarships will be offered or how much each will be.  During for the last academic year, our Board approved 14 scholarships worth $500 each.

The deadline for applications is January 26, 2018.  If you have any questions, contact our Dillon office at 683-2327 or (800) 221-8271.

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Electric Line Workers Scholarship
Studies indicate that there could be shortages in certain trade occupations. One trade in particular that could see a shortage is in electric line workers. This trade offers excellent pay, great benefits and opportunities worldwide. This is why Vigilante Electric Cooperative is providing the opportunity for a qualified applicant to receive a $500 scholarship to use at one of the regional line schools. 

To qualify the applicant must be a member or dependent of a member of Vigilante Electric Cooperative, fill out a simple application, provide current school transcripts and enrollment information for the school that will be attended. 

For more details, contact Rod Siring at our Dillon office at (800) 221-8271 or 683-2327. 
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