United Power Scholarship Program
United Power awards scholarships worth more than $20,000 each year. The cooperative awards scholarships each year to outstanding students served by the cooperative. Eligibility varies for each scholarship, but in general overall academic achievement (such as GPA and ACT/SAT scores), extracurricular activities, and community involvement rank high in the evaluation process. A brief written essay is required, and the applicant's primary residence must be in United Power’s service territory. This year, the cooperative will be introducing a new scholarship opportunity for non-traditional students pursuing a technical or vocational education. Awards range between $1,000 and $2,000.
Before completing the online application, please have the following items available:
- Email Address of Appraiser (can be a counselor, advisor, instructor, or work supervisor)
- High School Transcript
- SAT or ACT Scores
- Essay – What challenges face rural electric cooperatives in the coming years, and how do you think those challenges should be addressed?
- Color Photo (portrait photo, jpeg format)
- Letter of Recommendation
2023 Scholarship Applications are due Feb. 10, 2023.
For more information, contact Julie Stewart at 303-637-1334.
Eligibility varies for each scholarship, but in general, applicants must be a high school senior expecting to graduate by May of the scholarship cycle, and a dependent of a United Power member whose primary residence is located in the United Power service territory.
The following scholarships are available:
$1,000 Basin Electric Power Cooperative Scholarship
One (1) scholarship available for any post-secondary accredited institution.
$2,000 United Power Colorado College Scholarships
Two (2) scholarships available for a United Power member or member dependent attending a public Colorado university or college.
$1,000 Lois Lesser Scholarship
One (1) scholarship available for a United Power member or member dependent pursuing a degree in education.
$1,000 Bill Berens Memorial Scholarship
One (1) scholarship available for a United Power member or member dependent pursuing a degree in engineering.
$1,000 Technical or Vocational
One (1) scholarship available for a United Power member or member dependent pursing a degree in a technical or vocational program.
$1,500 Youth Leadership Scholarship
One (1) scholarship available for any post-secondary accredited institution of higher education. This scholarship is evaluated primarily on community service activities, a record of leadership activities, and volunteer efforts.
$1,000 United Power Book Scholarships
Eleven (11) scholarships available for any freshman entering any post-secondary accredited institution of higher education. United Power will make every attempt to award one scholarship to each of the following schools/attendance areas: Brighton, Eagle Ridge Academy, Erie, Frederick, Fort Lupton, Mead, Prairie View, Riverdale Ridge, Weld Central, Mountain Territory, and one “At Large” award.