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Scholarship Program

North West REC and Basin Electric Power Cooperative will be sponsoring several scholarships to dependents of members of North West REC in 2021.

There will be two $1,000 scholarship winners from each of the four districts of North West REC (Ida, O’Brien, Plymouth, and Sioux). The selection process for the $1,000 scholarship winners will be based on a combination of SAT/ACT scores, overall grade-point average, work experience, participation in school and community activities, a personal statement of career goals, and a written reference or appraisal by a third party.

In addition, there will be several $500 and $250 scholarships awarded to scholarship applicants. Several $500 scholarship winners will be randomly drawn in each of the four districts with all remaining scholarship applicants receiving a $250 scholarship.

Scholarship applicants will be asked to participate in a virtual conference call, likely via ZOOM, this spring where North West REC staff will share the vision, mission, and values of our cooperative. During this call, the $1,000 winners will be announced and the random drawing for the $500 scholarships will take place. Details of this virtual conference call will be communicated at a later date.


North West REC members may qualify if their dependent meets the following criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be a current North West REC member.
  • Must be a senior in high school and planning to enroll in a full-time accredited, two-year or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school.
  • Must submit the application as provided by North West REC.
  • Must return all completed forms no later than February 26, 2021. (If mailed must be postmarked Feb 26th)

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

Renee Wynia
North West REC
P.O. Box 435
Orange City, IA 51041

Or contact Renee at rwynia@nwrec.coop or 712-707-4935 or 1-800-766-2099; an application can be mailed to you

Download our scholarship application form. Due date is February 26, 2021. (If mailed must be postmarked Feb 26th)