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

The eight 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 a member of NLI to qualify. NLI employees, directors and their families are not eligible to apply for the educational scholarship.

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

To apply, submit a complete application.

  • A completed NLI financial application statement form.
  • A short essay on what it means to be a member of a cooperative.
  • A brief personal statement about future goals.
  • One character reference letter.
  • Two letters of recommendation.

The Details

Applications and accompanying documents must be submitted to NLI in person, by email to or by mail to PO Box 269, Sagle, ID 83860, postmarked no later than Friday, April 10, 2020.

The NLI scholarship committee will select the nine scholarship winners. Winners will be notified by May 1, 2020. A scholarship certificate announcing the award will be presented to each of the winners in time for recognition during graduation ceremonies, if applicable.

Scholarship funds will not be disbursed until proof of enrollment is provided. Once proof of enrollment is received, the funds will be sent directly to the school in the student’s name.

NOTE: NLI’s 85th Annual Meeting scheduled for May 9, 2020 has been postponed due to COVID-19 precautions.  This does not impact our scholarship program and all scholarships will be awarded as planned.  

Download Educational Scholarship Application Here

Download Line School Scholarship Application Here