2023 Northern Lights, Inc. (NLI) Scholarships Available

Apply for 1 of 9 NLI scholarships by March 3, 2023

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Continuing Northern Lights’ history of supporting education, the co-op is now accepting applications for the 2023 scholarship program. The Northern Lights, Inc. (NLI) Board of Directors has authorized eight $1,500 educational scholarships and one $3,000 lineworker school scholarship.

NLI Educational and Lineworker School Scholarship Guidelines

The 8 educational scholarships are for graduating high school seniors entering college or vocational school, or a current undergraduate student. Graduate students are not eligible. The applicant or their parent/guardian must be an NLI member to qualify. NLI employees, directors and their families are not eligible to apply.

The lineworker school scholarship is for someone enrolled or planning on enrolling in lineworker school. The applicant or their parent/guardian must be a member of NLI, or the applicant’s parent/ guardian must be an employee of NLI.

Applicants must submit a completed application, available at NLI. Applicants must also submit a financial statement form, a short essay on what it means to be a member of a cooperative, a brief personal statement about future goals, a character reference letter and two letters of recommendation.

Applications and accompanying documents must be submitted to NLI in person, by email or by mail, postmarked no later than Friday, March 3, 2023.

The NLI scholarship committee will select the 9 scholarship winners. Winners will be notified by March 24, 2023. A scholarship certificate announcing the award will be provided to each of the winners in time for recognition during graduation ceremonies, if applicable.

Funds will not be disbursed until proof of enrollment is received. Once received, the funds for the scholarships will be sent directly to the college, vocational or lineworker school in the student’s name. Educational scholarships must be claimed by December 31, 2023, and lineworker school scholarship by May 1, 2024, or the money will be forfeited.

Applications are available by calling (208) 255-7197 or online at NLI and Montana Electric Cooperative Association (MECA) Scholarship.