La Plata Electric Association has awarded scholarships to seven high-school seniors in its service territory to support their continued education. The utility received a total of 78 applications for this year’s scholarship programs. Recipients were selected based on merit by a local selection committee made up of nine people from across LPEA’s four districts.
LPEA Scholarship (up to $28,000 for tuition, books and fees at any university or college): Awarded to Logan Moore from Durango High School to study Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and to Makayla Howell from Ignacio High School to study Business Management at the University of Colorado.John Voelker Memorial Scholarship ($10,000 for tuition, books and fees at any vocational school, technical school or junior college): Awarded to Emzy (Tay) Barker from Pagosa Springs High School to pursue electrician training.LPEA Lineman Scholarship ($12,000 for tuition, books, fees and tools for line school): Awarded to Callum Marshall from Bayfield High School to study at Colorado Mesa University.Basin Electric Power Cooperative Scholarship ($1,000 for expenses at any school): Awarded to Madeleine Burns of Durango High School to study Engineering at Princeton University.Tri-State G&T Scholarship ($500 for expenses at any school): Awarded to Patricia Pena from Durango High School to study Environmental Engineering at Fort Lewis College and to Sage Davis from Animas High School to study Mechanical Engineering at Colorado University.The LPEA Scholarship, John Voelker Memorial Scholarship and LPEA Lineman Scholarship are funded by LPEA’s unclaimed capital credit funds. The Basin Electric Power Cooperative Scholarship and Tri-State G&T Scholarship are funded separately by those organizations.
For more information, call 247-5786 or visit www.lpea.coop.