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MECA Memorial Scholarship - $500



The applicant must submit a completed application form, which is available at Southeast Electric office in Ekalaka or from guidance counselors at your high school. Applicants or parent/guardian must be a member of Southeast Electric. The applicant must also detail how  school/community/work activities will influence his/her goals and career choice. One letter of recommendation should be submitted with the application.

The scholarship applicant may be either a graduating high school senior entering his/her freshman year at a college or vocational technical school, or a current college undergraduate student. Graduate students are ineligible. The scholarship may be used at a Montana college/university or vocational school, or at an out-of-state institution.

Selection Criteria:

  • Applications are closed
  • Personal Statement
  • Grades
  • ACT/SATs
  • Activities

Southeast Electric will select scholarship finalists. The MECA Scholarship Committee will then choose the (1) $500 scholarship recipient from MECA Southeast District including Goldenwest Electric, Mid-Yellowstone Electric, Southeast Electric, Tongue River Electric and Yellowstone Valley Electric.

A scholarship certificate announcing the award will be presented to the recipient in May, in time for recognition during graduation ceremonies. Scholarship funds will not be dispersed until proof of enrollment in the college/university or vocational technical school is received by MECA. Once proof of enrollment is received, the monies will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school. Scholarships must be claimed by December 31, 2017, or the money will be forfeited.

The scholarships are funded from donations provided in memory of rural electric directors, employees and friends.

Application and Guidelines:

  • Download the MECA Scholarship Application
  • Download the MECA Scholarship Guidelines


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