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.
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
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, 2022.
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 sponsors one high school junior annually to the National Youth Tour.
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) will host the National Youth Tour in Washington, DC on June 17-22, 2022. Students applying must commit to representing Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services and the Wisconsin Electric Cooperatives at this event.
The National Youth Tour is an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC where youth can connect with other youth representatives from around the country, learn about electric cooperatives, meet with legislators, and tour national monuments in the Washington, DC area.
Interested students must submit a short video (no longer than 2 minutes in length) on one of two topics:
1. How would your life and community be impacted without electricity? or
2. Choose one or two forms of renewable energy and discuss how it will impact your future.
Click the link below for a detailed discussion of the rules and topics.
Videos and entry form must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, December 10, 2021.
Questions? Give us a call at 800-924-2133, ext. 151.
PPCS and Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association (WECA) have teamed up to host an electrical safety poster contest. The contest is for third graders of cooperative members. Entries must be submitted to PPCS by May 31, 2022.
PPCS will award prizes to the top three winners of $40, $30, and $25 respectively, and forward those three posters to WECA for judging. Ten runners up will receive a $10 Dairy Queen gift card.
WECA will award a $25 gift card to the top PPCS poster. They will also award the following prizes from all the state-wide submissions:
1st place - Chromebook
2nd place - $100 Gift Card
3rd place - $75 Gift Card
- Free entry
- One entry per 3rd grade student
- The poster must be themed around Electrical Safety
- No computer generated images will be accepted
- The poster should be at least 8.5x11-inches, but no larger than 11-x14-inches
- Entries must include completed entry form
- Students name must be written on the back of the poster
- Entries must be submitted to your local electric cooperative no later than May 31, 2022
By entering the contest, each contestant and/or parent/guardian agrees the submission is the artist’s original work and consents to use of the artist’s first and last name and artwork in publications, exhibits, displays, social media, and websites, as determined by the local electric cooperative and the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association. Original drawing/artwork will not be returned to the participant.
High school seniors are encouraged to enter the Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services (PPCS) Scholarship Essay Contest. The three top essays will each be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Scholarships are paid to winning students upon presentation of proof of registration at any accredited college, university, or technical school in any state.
Carefully read the scholarship contest rules. Essays must be postmarked by December 16, 2022, and will be selected by a three-judge panel.