Butte Electric Scholarships

Butte Electric Cooperative values leadership development in our service territory by helping our community youth obtain a higher education. This scholarship program is designed to recognize and encourage the achievements of the members and their dependent children. 

Butte Electric Cooperative Scholarship​​​​​​

Butte Electric Cooperative (BEC) awards four (4) $1,000 annual scholarships to students who plan to pursue a degree or certification from an accredited university, college, junior college, technical school, or other post-secondary educational institution. Applications are judged primarily based on work experience, community involvement, future plans, a letter of recommendation, and a written essay. The Scholarship Committee that determines recipients includes three BEC Board Members and three BEC employees.

Scholarship Requirements and Application

Application Deadline: February 18, 2022 (CLOSED)

Technical School Scholarship & Apprenticeship Program​​​​​​

Dependent children of members/customers whose primary residence or business receives electric service from Butte Electric Cooperative are eligible. Butte Electric Cooperative will award a $1000 scholarship and a 1000-hour paid apprenticeship to a student currently enrolled in or planning to attend a qualified program below:

  • Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology
  • Power Line Construction & Maintenance
  • Utilities Technology-Power Line
  • Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Information Systems Technology
  • Telecommunications

Scholarship Requirements and Application

Application Deadline: February 18, 2022  Extended to May 6, 2022

Annual Meeting Scholarship Drawing​​​​​​

Butte Electric Cooperative will award one (1) $1,000 scholarship at the 2021 Annual Meeting on October 25, 2022. The scholarship recipient will be drawn at random from all eligible applicants. This unique scholarship opportunity gives all eligible applicants an equal chance of winning. The winner will be given a check written to the college or school of the winner’s choice.

Scholarship Requirements and Application

Application Deadline: October 21, 2022

Previous winners of a Butte Electric Scholarship are not eligible to apply again for any scholarship listed above.