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Illinois electric cooperatives will award 15 scholarships in 2023 to financially assist deserving students in the electric cooperative family. the 15 scholarships, $2,000 each, will be awarded through the Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives (IEC) Memorial Scholarship Program.

Nine scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors whose parent(s) are an Illinois electric co-op members. A tenth scholarship, the Earl W. Struck Memorial Scholarship, will be awarded to a student who is the child of an Illinois electric cooperative employee or director. Four additional scholarships are reserved for high school seniors enrolling full time at a two-year Illinois community college whose parent(s) are an Illinois electric cooperative member, employee or director.

The fifteenth scholarship, the Lavern and Nola McEnire Lineworker's Scholarship, will help pay costs to attend lineworker school conducted by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives in conjunction with Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield.  Children of co-op members, relatives of co-op employees or directors and individuals who have served or are serving in the armed forces or National Guard are all eligible for this scholarship.

Deadline to apply is Dec. 31. The lineworker scholarship deadline is April 30, 2023. 

Visit the IEC Scholarship page for information and link to the application.

For any questions, please contact Peggy Francomb, director of marketing and communications at or 800-858-5522, ext. 1218.