GCEA provides scholarships for traditional and non-traditional students.
GCEA has provided student scholarships for decades thanks to unclaimed patronage capital, the generosity of members, Tri-State Generation and Transmission, Basin Electric Power Cooperative, individual directors, and GCEA employees.
A student is eligible to receive a scholarship if he/she, his/her parent or his/her legal guardian receives electrical service from GCEA.
First-time applicants must fill out an application form, which is available in the link below and provide the following information:
- Two letters of recommendation
- High school or college transcripts
- SAT or ACT official score sheet
- List of high school and community activities
- A 200-word essay or 3-minute video explaining what being part of an electric cooperative means to you
First-time non-traditional students do not need to submit transcripts or a list of high school activities.
Returning college students who previously received a GCEA scholarship are eligible for continued funding if they meet certain academic requirements. Return applicants must fill out a return student application and submit an original certified college transcript.
GCEA members may contribute to the scholarship fund through our Operation Roundup® program.