High School Seniors EmPOWERing Your Future

LPEA, in collaboration with our power supplier, Tri-State Generation & Transmission, Inc., offers two one-time awards of $500 each for students stepping into college. This is to encourage careers with rural electric cooperatives.

Scholarship Eligibility:

  • You must be a high school graduate from any high school or a home school program or have attained your GED within LPEA's service territory, including Durango, Bayfield, Pagosa Springs, and Ignacio.
  • Enroll as a first-year student at any accredited college or university in the U.S. for the upcoming academic year.

Ready to apply? Here's What You'll Need to Complete the Application Below:

  • A compelling 500-word essay detailing your college aspirations and how they align with a future at a rural electric cooperative association.
  • Your high school transcript or equivalent evidence of academic success.
  • A list of honors and/or extracurricular activities.
  • Two letters of reference that can vouch for your character, dedication, and passion.

Next Steps:

  • The scholarship application will be available from December 1 to March 1.
  • Join the Scholarship Information Webinar to learn tips for submitting a standout application in February.
  • The selection committee will review applications in March. Winners will be notified in April.

Deadline Alert!

Mark March 1 on your calendar. That's the last day to submit your application for consideration.