PPCS offers both general education scholarships and an electrical line worker scholarship. Our statewide organization, Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association (WECA), also provides general education scholarships. These scholarships are all available to graduating high school seniors. Federated Youth Foundation, Inc., which is funded by forfeited capital credits, offers a scholarship to a pre-law or law student who has an interest in cooperative law.
PPCS offers an Electrical Line Worker Scholarship to assist an individual interested in a career in the electric power industry as a line worker. PPCS will award a $1,000 scholarship to an individual pursuing a post-secondary education in an electrical line worker (electrical power distribution) program. Applicant must be a graduating senior from a high school within PPCS’ service area. PPCS members and nonmembers are eligible. Applicant must complete an application and submit an essay titled “Why I want to be an Electrical Line Worker”. The deadline is March 15, 2021.
An electrical line worker will install, maintain and repair power lines and equipment that may include climbing poles or operating aerial lift devices to work on overhead lines, or digging trenches to install underground electric cable. If you enjoy working outdoors and problem solving with both your head and your hands, this may be the career for you.
Mail scholarship application to:
Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services
Attn: Line Worker Scholarship
PO Box 420
Ellsworth WI 54011-0420
PPCS awards three $1,000 scholarships annually. Carefully read the scholarship contest rules. Essays must be postmarked by December 18, 2020, and will be selected by a three-judge panel.
The Federated Youth Foundation, Inc. will award the fourth Charles Van Sickle Scholarship in 2021. The $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a pre-law or law student who has an interest in cooperative law. The scholarship is made possible by an endowment established in 2013 to honor Wisconsin’s renowned electric cooperative lobbyist and attorney, the late Charles Van Sickle. The scholarship will be awarded during the Spring 2021 semester.
Submit application and accompanying documents by April 2, 2021 to:
Federated Youth Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 148
Baraboo, WI 53913