Dakota Energy has scholarships available for high school seniors.

Dakota Energy believes strongly in the future of area students and takes pride in helping develop rural leaders. To recognize the achievements of these students and future leaders, Dakota Energy is offering $5,000 of scholarships to qualifying high school seniors.

Cooperative scholarships:
$1,000 for a future line worker attending Mitchell Technical Institute’s (MTI) Power Line & Maintenance program
$1,000 for a future electrician attending MTI’s Electrical Construction and Maintenance program
$1,000 Basin Electric/Dakota Energy scholarship
Four $500 Dakota Energy scholarships for students attending a South Dakota university or technical school

Who is eligible?
To qualify, an applicant’s parent(s) must be a member of Dakota Energy Cooperative.

Applicants must be planning to be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited, two-year or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school.
Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic record, leadership, school and community involvement, an appraisal from a counselor, advisor or instructor who knows the student well, and an essay.

How do I apply?
Scholarship applications are available at local high schools’ guidance advisors or on the cooperative’s website www.dakotaenergy.coop. Applications are also available by emailing jdecker@dakotaenergy.coop or calling the office at 605-352-8591. Application deadline is February 10, 2023.