Hendricks Power Cooperative is continuing its Commitment to Community Scholarship program in 2013. The co-op will be awarding eight scholarships, worth $500 each, toward college tuition or a school of higher education for graduating seniors.
Applicants must be a son, daughter or legal ward of a member of Hendricks Power, must have a career grade-point average of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) and must be enrolled in an accredited college or vocational/technical school.
Applications and guidelines can be obtained at www.hendrickspower.com under Community Outreach Scholarship.
In addition to completing the application form, students are asked to submit an essay that focuses on "What does it mean to be a 'member' of an electric cooperative? What are the benefits of belonging to an electric cooperative?"
Applicants also need to obtain a personal letter of reference and official grade transcripts.
All required materials must be submitted to the co-op no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 8.
The Hendricks Power scholarship program was developed to encourage the sons and daughters of members to further their education and become more aware of careers in the rural electric industry.
The co-op provides electricity and energy services to more than 27,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in west-central Indiana. Formed in 1936, Hendricks Power is owned and controlled by members they serve.