Buckeye Rural Electric is proud to present the following scholarship to its members. Please look over the materials to determine eligibility, and submit the application following the instructions provided.  Thank you all, and good luck!

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.  Read the rules carefully.


BREC Technical Scholarship Graphic

Scholarship  Instructions

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  1. Open the application file using Adobe Reader, and save it.
  2. Complete the first two pages using Adobe Reader.
  3. Save the file again, then print all pages.

Take the application to a teacher and your guidance counselor to complete the faculty portion if applicable. It is preferred those sections are typewritten; however, they may be handwritten if necessary.


Scholarship Rules


To help children of cooperative members pursue two- or four-year technical training, the following scholarship awards program is offered by Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative (BREC).


Students will be eligible for a $1500 Scholarship.


To be eligible for the BREC Technical Scholarship, the following provisions will govern the acceptance of applicants from the local cooperatives:

    • Applicants must be graduating seniors who have all basic credits for technical school entrance, or students currently enrolled in a technical school. Applicants must plan to attend or currently attend an  accredited technical school program (minimum 2-4year program).


    • Applicants must be a residential member of Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative, or the child or legal ward of a permanent residential electric cooperative member, receiving service at the time of application. Children/wards of BREC commercial members are not eligible unless their parents are also permanent residential electric cooperative members.


    • Applicants in both divisions must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale or an equivalent standing on a nontraditional scale. High school GPA should be used for students who have not yet begun the program, while college GPA should be used for students currently enrolled in a program.


  • Applications must be typed and submitted on forms furnished by BREC. The deadline for scholarship applications to be received by BREC is  June 13, 2020.

Application information must be confined to the official nomination form. The only attachments permitted are transcripts, typed essay responses, and one 500-word letter of recommendation from an instructor.

    • Students will be required to complete two brief essays (250-word max per prompt) detailing their educational and career goals, and discussing a cooperative knowledge topic. The essays must be completed on his/her own without outside assistance. For the cooperative knowledge question, students should refer to the Online Orientation program available at


    • Applicants who have received “full ride” scholarships (tuition, room, board and books) to the schools of their choice are not eligible for scholarships from BREC.


    • Any applicant who has won a scholarship from BREC or affiliated organizations in another scholarship competition is not eligible to win an award in this competition.


    • All scholarships must be accepted in the first academic year after proof of enrollment is received by BREC. However, an extension of one year may be granted for just cause in the judgment of the General Manager of BREC. In the event students are unable to fulfill their enrollment obligation under this program, the awards are forfeited.


  • Members of the immediate families and persons residing in the households of trustees, managers, distribution cooperative employees and BREC-affiliated organizations (Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, Buckeye Power, RESCO, etc.) employees are not eligible.


All qualified students will be judged by the following criteria: a maximum of 30 points for scholastic record (academic criteria should include GPA and quality of academic classes); a maximum of 30 points for personal achievement, school and community activities; and a maximum of 40 points for the written essay. Judges may give priority to fields of study deemed more relevant to electric cooperatives.



Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.

PO Box 200

Rio Grande, OH 45674-0200

Attn: Scholarship Coordinator

Or, scan completed applications and attachments, and email them to:

[email protected]

If you are interested in this scholarship, please see the application below:

BREC Technical Scholarship Application