North Central Electric Cooperative (NCE) is committed to enriching the lives of those it serves, including its youngest members! That’s why NCE offers several scholarship opportunities to local high school students each year. See below for details on each scholarship opportunity – please note that for each scholarship, an official high school transcript and one letter of recommendation is required upon application. If the student chooses to apply through our website, these materials should be ready during the application process. Applications for all scholarships are due to the co-op each year on February 2.
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Children of Members Scholarship
Each year, NCE awards $10,000 in scholarships to outstanding high school seniors who live in a home served by the co-op. The student chosen as the top overall applicant is also eligible to compete for an additional scholarship, worth up to $4,100, at the statewide contest sponsored by Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives. Learn more about the Children of Members Scholarship and apply here.
Cooperative Trade Scholarship
NCE offers a $500 scholarship to high school seniors pursuing further education at a technical or trade school after graduation. Qualified courses include, but are not limited to, industrial electricity, heating, air conditioning, auto technology, welding, and nursing. Learn more about the Cooperative Trade Scholarship and apply here.
Touchstone Energy Adversity Scholarship
This scholarship is offered to high school students pursuing a college education despite unique and substantial personal challenges outside of work or extracurricular commitments that may have befallen them the opportunity to earn a $1,000 scholarship. Learn more about the Touchstone Energy Adversity Scholarship and apply here.
Louise Freeland Scholarship
Four $3,000 scholarships and four $1,200 scholarships are available to children of co-op employees and trustees who are graduating high school seniors and are not eligible for other scholarships offered by the co-op. Learn more about the Louise Freeland Scholarship and apply here.
Ohio Line Supervisors Association (OLSA) Scholarship
Three scholarships, in the amounts of $2,000, $1,500, and $1,000, are available to children of co-op employees who are graduating high school seniors and are not eligible for other scholarships offered by the co-op. Learn more about the OLSA Scholarship and apply here.