ScholarshipsBig Bend Electric Cooperative (BBEC) is committed to support the education of our youth. Each year, BBEC awards five separate continuing education scholarships on a competitive basis to eligible candidates.


To qualify, candidates parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must be 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 $750 each year for up to four years of continuing education ($3,000 total award).


The application period is open annually from September through January. 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 JANUARY 10th, 2024.

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.

For more information about the program, contact BBEC.