Scholarships to be Awarded

Renville-Sibley Cooperative Power Association will be offering a total of $6,000 in scholarship money to students in this region. 

Renville-Sibley is allocated a $1,000 scholarship from Basin Electric to be awarded at the discretion of the cooperative. Another $1,000 scholarship is from Renville-Sibley. 

A committee of Renville-Sibley Board members, as well as an employee of the cooperative, will select the recipients of the $1,000 Basin Scholarship and the $1,000 Renville-Sibley Scholarship. These scholarships will be awarded based on a combination of SAT/ACT scores and overall grade point average, work experiences, participation in school and community activities, the personal statement of career goals and the written recommendation by a third party. Additional consideration will be given to applicants interested in a positon related to the electric industry for the Renville-Sibley scholarship.

The remaining four - $1,000 scholarships will be distributed from uncashed capital credit checks. These scholarships will be awarded by a random drawing at the annual meeting from the remaining completed applications.

All scholarship applicants must be U.S. citizens and a dependent of a member of Renville-Sibley Cooperative.  They must be a high school senior who plans to enroll as a full-time student in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school.   Applications will be accepted until February 22, 2024. Winners will be announced to the public at the Cooperative’s Annual Meeting on March 26, 2024. 

Renville-Sibley participates with other Minnesota electric cooperatives in sponsoring the Jay York Scholarship.  Scholarships from this program are selected by random drawing.  The amount of this scholarship is determined based on the number of cooperatives that participate in the program.  

Only one completed application is required for an applicant to be considered a candidate for any of the available scholarships. Incomplete applications will be excluded. For more information and a scholarship application form, contact Renville-Sibley at 1-800-826-2593 or 826-2593.


2024 Scholarship Application

2024 Requirements Form