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Scholarships

The objective of these scholarships is to encourage and educate lineworkers for enduring and rewarding careers with Wyoming’s electric cooperatives.

Cody Hotline School

The Cody Hotline School is a week-long training program in Cody that promotes safe working habits for utility line workers. Put on by Wyoming’s rural electric cooperatives, the school combines classroom training with field work to help attendees perform their jobs with a higher level of excellence.

WREA Linemen Scholarship

The WREA Linemen Scholarship offers $3,000 each year to one or more individuals, including recent high school graduates, who are interested in a career as a lineworker and plan to attend an approved regional lineworker training program.

To be considered, applicants must submit the application form, a resume describing education and work experience, three letters of recommendation, and a transcript of grades. (If the candidate has not attended an educational institution in the three years prior to submitting the application, the transcript is not necessary.)

Candidates must submit their application to their local cooperative no later than March.

Adkins Linemen Scholarship

Bill and Toni Adkins established the Adkins Linemen Scholarship in memory of their son Neil, who was killed in an automobile accident in June 2009 soon after beginning his career as a lineworker. The scholarship offers $1,000 to one individual who plans to attend an approved regional lineworker program. Bill and Toni hope this scholarship will help a deserving student achieve a successful career in the electric industry.

To be considered, applicants must submit the application form, two letters of recommendation from teachers or employers, and a transcript of grades.

Candidates must submit their application to the WREA no later than May.

Dar Hackworth Linemen Scholarship

The WREA Suppliers group created the Dar Hackworth Linemen Scholarship in 2006 in memory of Dar Hackworth, an electrical lineworker with Garland Light & Power. The scholarship offers $1,000 to up to three students who plan to attend an approved regional lineworker training program.

To be considered, applicants must submit the application form, two letters of recommendation from teachers or employers, and a transcript of grades.

Candidates must submit their application to the WREA Suppliers Group no later than May.

Co-op Scholarships

As part of their commitment to the community, most Wyoming cooperatives offer scholarships to students in their service territories. To find out more about local scholarship opportunities, contact your co-op.