Brighton, CO – United Power proudly announces its scholarship recipients for 2023. Each year, the cooperative awards more than $20,000 in scholarships to outstanding students in its service territory. The United Power Scholarship Committee selected 20 high school seniors based on grades, test scores, extracurricular activities, community involvement, and a written essay. Applications are made available by December each year.
2023 scholarship recipients:
- Kaden Rademacher, Mead High School, United Power Colorado College Scholarship, $2,000
- Gavin Walker, Prairie View High School, United Power Colorado College Scholarship, $2,000
- Lauren Brown, Frederick High School, United Power Youth Leadership Scholarship, $1,500
- Hayley Howell, Frederick High School, Basin Electric Power Cooperative Scholarship, $1,000
- Gwendolyn Hanks, Frederick High School, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Scholarship, $1,000
- Otis Kindvall, Frederick High School, Lois Lesser Education Scholarship, $1,000
- Dylan Leonard, Brighton High School, Bill Berens Memorial Scholarship, $1,000
- Jolene Her, Prairie View High School, United Power Community College Scholarship, $1,000
Additionally, United Power dedicates a book scholarship to each high school within its service territory, provided students from those schools submit applications. This year, United Power distributed 12 of these $1,000 scholarships, including four “at-large” selections.
Dedicated book scholarships for 2023 were awarded to Brooklyn Yates, Brighton High School; Megan Derby, Eagle Ridge Academy; Cullen Aasmund-Williams, Frederick High School; Trisha Hammen, Fort Lupton High School; Gabriel Pemberton, Mead High School; Margaret Anne McEldowney, Prairie View High School; Jaden Atencio, Riverdale Ridge High School; Zayne Blair, Cherokee Trail High School; Grace Finnegan, Holy Family High School; Andrew Sawyer, Stargate Academy; Austin Hane, Northglenn High School; and Bailey Chess, Colorado Early Colleges Fort Collins High School.
More information about United Power’s 2023 scholarship recipients can be found in the May/June issue of the United Newsline.
United Power is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative, delivering electricity to homes, farms, and businesses throughout Colorado’s northern front range. The cooperative is one of the fastest-growing electric cooperatives in the nation, and in June 2021 joined the elite ranks of cooperatives serving more than 100,000 meters. The 900-square mile service territory extends from the mountains of Coal Creek and Golden Gate Canyon, along the I-25 corridor and Carbon Valley region, to the farmlands of Brighton, Hudson, and Keenesburg. United Power is also a founding member of the NextGen Cooperative Alliance, which is dedicated to expanding the power supply and procurement options available to distribution co-ops, reforming the traditional generation and transmission business model. For more information about United Power, visit www.unitedpower.com or follow the cooperative on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.