Fourteen 2022 IEC Memorial Scholarships Available
Joe Heyen, President/CEO, has announced that MJM and the Illinois electric cooperatives will award academic scholarships to high school seniors in 2022. The MJM Scholarship Program and the Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives (IEC) Memorial Scholarship Program are designed to financially assist deserving students in the “electric cooperative family.”
What is the MJM Scholarship Program?
MJM will award two $1,000 scholarships to sons and daughters of MJM members. The applicant must be a high school senior who is planning to enroll in a full-time (at least 12 hours) undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, community college, or vocational/technical school in the United States.
What is the Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives Memorial Scholarship Program?
The total of fourteen scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded in 2022 through the Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives Memorial Scholarship Program.
Of the 14 scholarships, eight will be awarded to students who are (high school seniors) enrolling full-time at a two-year or a four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school who are the sons or daughters of an Illinois electric cooperative consumer-member receiving service from the cooperative, four will be reserved for sons or daughters enrolling full-time at an Illinois community college, and one “Earl W. Stuck Memorial Scholarship” enrolling full-time at a two-year or a four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school who is the son or daughter of an Illinois electric cooperative employee or director.
*Only one completed application is necessary to apply to both the MJM Scholarship Program and the Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives (IEC) Memorial Scholarship Program, and students who apply are eligible to win scholarships from both programs.*
The fourteenth annual scholarship, the “LaVern and Nola McEntire Lineworker’s Scholarship,” is a $2,000 scholarship that will pay for costs to attend the lineworker's school conducted by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives in conjunction with Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL. Sons and daughters of Co-op Members; relatives of Co-op employees or directors; or individuals who have served or are serving in the armed forces of National Guard are all eligible to apply for the lineworker's scholarship.
“We hope to assist electric cooperative youth while honoring past rural electric leaders with these scholarships,” says Cutler. “MJM and the other Illinois electric cooperatives are always seeking ways to make a difference in our communities. One of the best ways we can do that is by helping our youth through programs like this one. In addition, we are very pleased to offer the electric lineworker’s scholarship. It will benefit not only electric cooperative youth but also those fine men and women who have served their country through their military service and may now be wanting to become a trained lineworker.”
Deadline to apply is Dec. 31, 2021. The lineworker scholarship deadline is April 30, 2022. For more information regarding the scholarships, call Eric Cooper at 217-707-6028.