Dakota Energy Cooperative awards four $500 scholarships to a dependent of a Dakota Energy member. The Basin Electric Power Cooperative scholarship program awards one $1,000 scholarship to a dependent of a Dakota Energy Cooperative member. The scholarship must be used for educational costs, and the student must enter college in the fall. The scholarship award will be distributed in two equal installments, the first installment in August and the second installment in January.

Dakota Energy Cooperative awards one $1,000 scholarship to a dependent of a Dakota Energy member who attends the Powerline Construction and Maintenance Program at Mitchell Technical Institute.  Dakota Energy also awards one $1,000 scholarship to a dependent of a Dakota Energy member who attends the Electrical Construction and Maintenance Program at Mitchell Technical Institute..

Who is eligible to receive the scholarship?

Dependent children of Dakota Energy consumers are eligible. The applicant must also be a U.S. citizen. The applicant must be a student who is enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time graduate or undergraduate course of study at an accredited, two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school. BEPC scholarships are awarded without regard to other awards, loans, or financial assistance the applicant may have obtained.

How to apply?

To apply, you must complete the required criteria and the scholarship application, which can be obtained from Dakota Energy, local high schools or download below as the forms become available for the 2017/2018 scholarship year. The applicant is responsible for submitting all necessary information to apply for a scholarship. Scholarship deadline is February 3, 2017.

DEC $500 Scholarship Program and Application

2017-18 Basin Electric $1,000 Scholarship Application

DEC Lineman Scholarship Application

DEC Electrician Scholarship Application