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Powerline Scholarship Program

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North West REC Powerline Scholarship Program:

This program is designed to assist persons enrolled in a course of powerline training at Northwest Iowa Community College, Sheldon.

A $1000 scholarship will be awarded annually to an individual who has met the eligibility requirements. To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Reside in the four-county area served by North West REC (Ida, Plymouth, O’Brien and Sioux Counties).
  • Be a member or the child of a member of North West REC.
  • Be accepted as a full time student in the powerline program at Northwest Iowa Community College.
  • File a scholarship application with North West REC by February 17, 2023.

All applicants are required to submit an application form as well as their most recent academic transcript. The criteria for the award will be based upon community and school activities, potential for success and grade point average.

A check will be made out to both the recipient and Northwest Iowa Community College and will be sent to the recipient prior to the beginning of the second semester of course work.

Complete the application and return it with other appropriate documents to:

Scholarship Committee
North West REC
P.O. Box 435
Orange City, IA 51041

Or contact the scholarship committee at or 1-800-766-2099; an application can be mailed to you

Download our scholarship application form. Due date is Friday, February 17, 2023. (If mailed must be postmarked Feb 17th)