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Basin Scholarship - Apply now!

The $1,000 Basin Scholarship is part of the Rural Electric Cooperative Scholarship Program developed and funded by Whetstone Valley Electric's power supply partner, Basin Electric Power Cooperative. Each of the 124 member cooperatives of Basin Electric will award a scholarship to a dependent of a consumer. That means one student whose parents are Whetstone Valley Electric members is assured to win a $1,000 scholarship.

The award is designed to recognize the academic achievements of the dependents of Whetstone Valley Electric Association members. The scholarship must be used for educational costs.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens and natural or adopted children of Whetstone Valley Electric members. Any 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 during the year in which the scholarship is awarded.

Selection Process

The scholarship awards are based on academic excellence and applicants are judged using a combination of the following criteria: SAT/ACT scores, grade-point average, work experience, participation in school and community activities, a statement by the student explaining his/her educational and career goals, and a written recommendation by a third party. Applications will be evaluated by an independent judge for Whetstone Valley Electric and then submitted to Basin Electric for scholarship distribution.

How to Apply

Download Basin Scholarship Application or contact the WVEC office. Applications also available at through your school counselor.

Applications due in the WVEC office no later than February 19, 2021.



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