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MECA Memorial Scholarship

Each year MECA (Montana Electric Cooperatives' Association) awards a $500 college scholarships to a cooperative member in the Northeast District of Montana.  Winners are selected by a committee comprised of co-op staff members from across the state of Montana.  If a LYREC member is chosen by the committee, LYREC will match MECA's $500 scholarship.  

Get the MECA Memorial Scholarship application here:

Montana Electric Cooperatives' Association scholarships are due January 25, 2019.

Basin Electric Power Cooperative Scholarship

The Basin Electric Power Cooperative (BEPC) Scholarship program will award one $1,000 scholarship to a LYREC member consumer. The scholarship must be used for educational costs, and the student must enter college in the fall of the school year for which the scholarship is given.   Check will be made payable to the school and distributed in August.

Get the Basin Electric Power Cooperative Scholarship application here:

​Basin Electric Power Cooperative scholarships are due February 1, 2019.

Who can apply?
LYREC (Lower Yellowstone Rural Electric Cooperative) members or member dependents may apply for the following scholarships if you are enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time graduate or undergraduate course of study at an accredited, two-year or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school for the upcoming fall term.

How do you apply?
To apply for the MECA and BEPC scholarships, you must complete the required criteria on the scholarship applications.The applicant is responsible for submitting all necessary information to apply for a scholarship and the applications must reach LYREC's office by the due date listed above.  You may send your applications and essays into or mail them to LYREC PO Box 1047 Sidney MT 59270.


Each June during LYREC's annual meeting, LYREC awards several "Luck of the Draw" scholarships. In 2018, LYREC awarded forty-seven (47) $1,000 scholarships.  


The guidelines for the Luck of the Draw scholarships are as follows:

  1. The applicant or parent/legal guardian must be a member who is currently receiving electric service from LYREC.
  2. The applicant must be a student who is enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four-year college/university or vocational technical school for the upcoming fall term.
  3. The applicant must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and both must be present at the annual meeting to be eligible.

 Individual applicants can receive a maximum of 2 Luck of the Draw scholarships.

Good luck to all that apply!!



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