Big Bend Electric Cooperative (BBEC) is committed to support the education of our youth. Each year, BBEC awards three separate continuing education scholarships on a competitive basis to eligible candidates.
Qualifications: Candidates must either be members of BBEC at the time of application and selection, or must have parent(s) or legal guardian(s) that are members of BBEC at the time of application and selection. At the time of application, the candidate must be a graduating high school senior and must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in an accredited educational or training institution. Scholarship winners are awarded $500 each year for up to four years of continuing education.
The application period is open annually from September 1 through February 1. During this time, application packets are available at BBEC’s Ritzville office and at high schools in BBEC’s service area.
Completed applications must be received in BBEC’s Ritzville office no later than February 1.
Judging is based upon Grade Point Average (which must be cumulative 2.5 or higher), an essay on a given topic, and the applicant’s school, community, and volunteer activities.
Judging is conducted by a 3-person committee of utility industry professionals independent of BBEC. Scholarships are awarded to the recipients at the BBEC annual meeting of members, which is held each year in either February or March.