Scholarships

The Glenn English National Cooperative Leadership Foundation Scholarship

The Glenn English National Cooperative Leadership Foundation encourages educational advancement by awarding higher education scholarships to eligible students. To date, the Foundation is proud to have awarded $56,000 to NRECA’s Washington D.C. Youth Tour alumni since starting the program in 2014! Each year, they award one $10,000 scholarship and four additional $1,000 scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for The Glenn English National Cooperative Leadership Foundation scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a US citizen
  • Have participated in NRECA’s Youth Tour program
  • Have received academic credits equal to at least one year of college
  • Have completed at least one semester at an accredited university or college as a full-time student
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited university or college by the application deadline of April 1, 2017
  • Be working on completing his/her first undergraduate degree*
  • The Application Portal opens on February 1, 2017 here.

*Individuals pursuing a second undergraduate degree and/or any higher degrees are not eligible to apply for the scholarship. 

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Knudson at Beth.Knudson-contractor@nreca.coop.

Next Generation Rural Engineering Scholarship

The interest and success of the Youth Tour Alumni scholarship has inspired the Glenn English Scholarship Committee to partner with IEEE-REPC to add an additional opportunity: The Next Generation Rural Engineering Scholarship.Each year, the committee will award two $2,000 scholarships to college students seeking a career in the rural electric engineering fields.

One major difference between the Next Generation Engineering Scholarship and the Glenn English National Cooperative Leadership Foundation Scholarship (detailed above) is that the Next Generation Engineering Scholarship applicants do not need to be former Youth Tour participants.Please read on for other additional application criteria and information.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be enrolled in an ABET, 4-year program of electrical engineering or electrical engineering technology, and have at least a ‘B’ average in major subjects.
  • Major GPA will be considered in both eligibility and scoring.
  • Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student.
  • Applicant must have already received academic credits equal to at least one year of college.
  • Scholarship criteria will credit extracurricular activities in the engineering field including, but not limited to, participation in: Science fairs | MathCounts | FFA | 4H | Boy Scouts | Robotics | Computers, and other similar activities which enhance and/or promote engineering skills.
  • The Application Portal opens on February 1, 2017 here.

Leadership Summit Scholarship

Leadership Summit is an energetic and motivating day-long leadership program held in the atmospheric boathouse district in downtown Oklahoma City. Two students will be chosen to represent OEC and receive a $250 scholarship. At the conclusion of the training, the students, along with their parents, will be treated to after-summit activities and a chance to win an additional $1,000 scholarship

Application Requirements:

  • A 500-1000 word statement on your view of leadership. Include skills you have and which you hope to improve upon, and what you hope to accomplish by attending this summit.
  • Resume listing your extracurricular activities, jobs, awards received, and positions held.
  • Letter of recommendation from a school teacher, administrator, or community leader.
  • Applicants must live in or attend a school within OEC's service territory.
  • Learn more at www.okcoop.org/leadershipsummit