Scholarships

HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative offers several scholarship opportunities for cooperative members.


Two $1,000 Scholarships for High School Seniors
offered by HomeWorks and Touchstone Energy

High school seniors could be eligible for two $1,000 scholarships to help with college expenses starting the fall of 2014. The deadline for applying for these one-time scholarships will be March 17, 2014. We announce the winners at their district meetings in May, and publish an article announcing the winners in Michigan Country Lines magazine.

Eligibility
You must be a high school senior and U.S. citizen, whose parents or guardians are currently member-owners of the cooperative, with the primary residence in HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s service area.

Scholarships are available to homeschooled students, as well as those enrolled in public or private high schools.

You must be enrolled in an accredited full-time postsecondary credit program (institute, technical, community college, or university) with a program starting date between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Academic achievements
  • An applicant-written statement of educational and career goals
  • Leadership, community service, and work experience
  • A recommendation written by a third party

Deadline to receive applications at our Portland office is 5 p.m. on March 17, 2014.

Download an application in PDF format

Download an application in Word (.doc) format


Two $250 Scholarships for Adult Education
Offered by HomeWorks and Touchstone Energy

Two $250 scholarships are also being offered to support adults seeking further education. The deadline for applying for these one-time scholarships will be March 17, 2014. We announce the winners at their district meetings in May, and publish an article announcing the winners in Michigan Country Lines magazine.

Eligibility
You must be a U.S. citizen and member-owner of the cooperative, with your primary residence in HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s service area, or reside in an area served by the Cooperative.

You must be enrolled in an accredited full-time postsecondary credit program (institute, technical, community college, or university) with a program starting date between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • An applicant-written statement of educational and career goals
  • Leadership, community service, and work experience
  • A recommendation written by a third party

Deadline to receive applications at our Portland office is 5 p.m. on March 17, 2014.

Download an application in PDF format

Download an application in Word (.doc) format


One $500 Scholarship For Utility Technician Training School
Offered by HomeWorks

HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative can help you attend Alpena Community College's Utility Technician Training School with a $500 Scholarship. The next scholarship will be available for enrollment starting in the fall term.

Download an application form: PDF

First priority will be given to applicants who are qualified full-time residents who receive electric service from the Cooperative, or their dependents. If no applicants meet that description, next priority is given to a qualified full-time resident of the 13 counties in HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative's service area, or their dependents.

"Qualified" applicants are those who meet the requirements set by Alpena Community College for admission into the program.

Applications should be directed to the Operations Director of HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative on or before December 1 of the year prior to enrollment. If no qualified applications are made by that date, HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative will work with Alpena Community College staff to offer the scholarship to another deserving student.

A check for $500 will be given to Alpena Community College on behalf of the successful applicant, to be applied to tuition expenses.

While not obligated to employ the student at the successful completion of the one-year program, HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative retains the right of first refusal of employment. If HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative has a position available and offers it to the student, but the student chooses not to accept the position, the student shall repay the $500 scholarship as an interest-free, 12-month loan. HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative will make every reasonable effort to give the student adequate notice of an available position. Repayment of the scholarship will be required if the student does not successfully complete the program.

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