DAFTER, Mich. (March 1, 2019) – As part of Cloverland’s commitment to education, the cooperative awards three $1,500 Power of Excellence scholarships each year – one for each of the three districts in Cloverland’s service territory. Graduating high school seniors whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) are Cloverland members are encouraged to apply. The student must be enrolled or planning to enroll as a full-time college student for the fall term. Requirements include a minimum 2.75 grade point average and completion of an application that includes an essay. The application can be downloaded here and is due by Friday, March 15, 2019. The three winners will be announced in May.
Cloverland operates by the seven cooperative principles that guide all electric cooperatives across the United States. The Power of Excellence scholarship is part of the education, training and information principle. Cooperatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers, and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their cooperatives. They inform the general public, particularly young people and opinion leaders, about the nature and benefits of cooperatives.
Cloverland Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-owned utility located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It serves over 42,000 homes and businesses in Chippewa, Delta, Mackinac, Luce, and Schoolcraft counties.