Crow Wing Power understands the importance of education. In today's economy, it is often difficult for students to afford to continue their education following high school. As part of our commitment to the communities we serve, we want to help make attending college a little more affordable for our students.
Online Scholarship Drawing
This year's online contest begins in September and ends March 31, 2021. Three $1,000 scholarships will be drawn at random in April of 2021 out of the online applications we receive.
Crow Wing Power Scholarships
Scholarship funding is made available through unclaimed capital credits and the Crow Wing Power Community Trust through Operation Round-up and is given to area educational facilities as the fund allows.
In 2020, $74,000 in scholarships were awarded as follows:
- 42 seniors from 11 area high schools received $1,500 each;
- 3 seniors from area high schools received $1,000 each (on-line drawing); and
- 11 students attending lineworker school received $1,000 each.
If you're a high school senior and a member of Crow Wing Power, we offer several ways to apply for a college scholarship. Check with your high school counselor regarding the criteria.
Join the Industry, Become a Lineworker
If you enjoy working outdoors and problem-solving with both your head and your hands, this may be the career for you. An electrical line worker performs many different tasks, including climbing poles or operating aerial lift devices to work on overhead lines 25 to 200 feet above the ground, erecting substations, or digging trenches to string underground electric cable.
We offer lineworker scholarships at area lineworker technical colleges. Inquire at the school you are interested in.