BREC’s first-place winner will compete for the Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives (OEC) scholarships in Columbus. Students must apply for the local BREC scholarships to qualify for the statewide competition. The potential total scholarship award for first place ($1,500) at Buckeye REC and first place ($3,600) at OEC is $5,100! At the state level, the 24 awards range from $1,200 to $3,600. An in-person interview is required. All applicants must be a high school senior who resides with parents or legal guardians who are members of the cooperative. Other minimum requirements must be met. Applications and rules are found at www.buckeyerec.coop/scholarships. Your school guidance counselors should also be able to obtain them. The first two pages of each application can be filled in online before printing.
Return all forms to: Buckeye REC, Inc., Attn: Scholarship Coordinator, P. O. Box 200, Rio Grande, OH 45674-0200.
DEADLINE: Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 9, 2018. Scholarship finalist interviews will be held at our offices in Rio Grande in early March 2018. Applicants will receive additional information prior to that date.
The candidates will be evaluated initially by their scholastic record and personal achievements/school & community activities. After finalist are selected, the judging process will include a personal interview and test students’ knowledge of cooperatives. In 2018, Buckeye REC plans to offer a new Technical Scholarship for students pursuing an education in a trade school/program. Details will follow at a later date. ... See MoreSee Less