With Veterans Day coming soon, it is an excellent time to think about our nation’s many servicemen and servicewomen. It is because of their commitment and sacrifice that we are able to enjoy the many freedoms appreciated in our country.
In an effort to support area veterans interested in the electrical line worker field, Lake Region Electric Cooperative (LREC) partners with M State Foundation and Alumni to offer a special scholarship for qualifying students. Scholarships are awarded to veterans of the military who enroll in the Electrical Line Worker Technology program on the Wadena campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical College.
“We are fortunate to have a quality program like M State’s Electrical Line Worker Technology program in our area to train our future line workers,” notes LREC CEO Tim Thompson.
Part-time or full-time students who are veterans of the U.S. military service (including the National Guard) and also members of Lake Region Electric Cooperative are eligible to receive a scholarship. Scholarships in the amount of up to $1,500 are awarded annually.
“Lake Region sets the qualifications for the scholarship and then provides the funds for the LREC Veteran Line Worker Scholarship,” explains Theresa Halverson, human resource manager at LREC. “M State then has a committee that reviews the applications received and selects the recipients for the scholarship.”
To date, LREC has awarded three scholarships to qualifying veterans. “We are thankful for everything veterans have done for our country and feel that this scholarship is just one way for us to recognize them,” says Halverson. For more information about the scholarship, contact Theresa Halverson at (800) 497-1425 or firstname.lastname@example.org.