Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship
Did you overcome adversity, obstacles or personal challenges on your way to excellence? Tell us about it and you may win the Touchstone Energy® Achievement Scholarship sponsored by North Central Electric Cooperative.
The $1,000 scholarship is based on the values expressed by the Touchstone Energy brand, a brand designation embraced by more than 740 electric cooperatives in 46 states, including North Central.
The scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors whose parents/guardians are members of North Central Electric Cooperative and receive electric at their primary residence from the cooperative. The applicants must be, at a minimum, in the 60th percentile of his/her class and have at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average.
A letter of recommendation is required from an independent sponsor (e.g., school representative, church or community leader, etc.) that explains how the applicant's character has played roles in enabling him/her to succeed. Character traits such as integrity, innovation and accountability should be mentioned. Specific examples of situations that show these character traits and other strong traits are encouraged.
A letter of nomination is also required from a second independent sponsor outlining the nominee's relevant life experiences and traits that clearly demonstrate determination in the face of adversity and/or commitment to community. Consideration will be given to nominees who have overcome substantial personal or family hardships and have demonstrated achievement through personal initiative and good citizenship.
The first-place winner will be eligible to earn up to $1,100 in additional scholar-ship money from Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives. They will travel to Columbus on April 12 for the statewide scholarship competition.
To learn more about the scholarship contact the member services department by e-mail or at 1-800-426-3072 / 419-426-3072.
Scholarship applications are due to the North Central Electric Cooperative office no later than 4 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2017.