JANUARY 4, 2021 – Local students looking to pursue or continue their post-high school education and training can now apply for funding through Delta-Montrose Electric Association’s (DMEA) annual scholarship program. The co-op opened its application period this week, and the deadline to apply is March 1, 2021.
“This year, we’re excited to announce a few new opportunities for students. Our new power supply partner, Guzman Energy has committed $7,000 to our scholarship program, funding two new line worker scholarships, as well as a character-based scholarship that considers a student’s ability to overcome hardship, serve others, or demonstrate outstanding integrity,” said Jasen Bronec, DMEA Chief Executive Officer.
DMEA’s scholarships provide local students with funds to attend a variety of higher education institutions including private and public universities, liberal arts colleges, vocational and trade schools, community and junior colleges, institutes of technology, art and design schools, and even online colleges.
Multiple scholarships are available in the following categories:
High School Graduate
Scholarships awarded to 1 graduate from Cedaredge, Hotchkiss, Olathe, and Paonia High School, 1 graduate of a non-traditional school in either Delta County and Montrose County, 2 graduates from Delta High School, and 3 graduates from Montrose High School
Scholarships awarded to 3 students who are currently enrolled full-time in an accredited post-high school educational institution.
CMU - Montrose Campus
Scholarships awarded to 2 students who are planning to attend or are currently enrolled full-time in Colorado Mesa University - Montrose Campus. Limit to 1 high school recipient and 1 current student recipient.
Technical College of the Rockies
Scholarships awarded to 2 students who are planning to attend or are currently enrolled full-time in the Technical College of the Rockies. Limit to 1 high school recipient and 1 current student recipient.
Line Worker Scholarship
Scholarships awarded 2 students currently enrolled in a lineman school who are DMEA members or dependents of DMEA members.
Guzman Energy Character Aawrd
Scholarship awarded to 1 high school graduate applicant who has demonstrated superb character or overcome significant hardship.
DMEA awards all scholarships based on academic performance, extra-curricular and community activities, futures goals, and an assigned essay. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Applicants must be dependents of a DMEA member or a member themselves. Applications must be submitted online at https://www.dmea.com/scholarships.
DMEA’s scholarship program is funded by the co-op’s unclaimed capital credit fund along with its wholesale power provider, Guzman Energy. The cooperative business model ensures that excess margins remaining after all expenses have been paid are returned to the DMEA members as capital credits. If any of these credits remain unclaimed, they are transferred to the unclaimed capital credit fund and used for charitable and educational purposes, like DMEA’s scholarship program.
For more information visit www.dmea.com and review the scholarship information and application located under the community tab, or contact DMEA at 877-687-3632.