United Power Scholarship Program

United Power proudly supports the educational goals of students served by the cooperative with an annual scholarship program. This year, the cooperative will award a combined $31,500 in cooperative scholarships for post-secondary and vocational education programs, and two $7,500 lineman scholarship awards to students pursuing a career as a utility lineman. Applicants must be a dependent of a United Power member and a graduating high school senior. Please refer to the Cooperative Scholarship and Lineman Scholarship program details below for complete qualifications and the online scholarship application. 

For more information, contact United Power.

Application deadline for all scholarships is March 1, 2024.

United Power proudly supports the academic aspirations of local students through its annual scholarship program. Eligibility varies for each scholarship, but awards are generally granted to students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and community involvement. 

United Power will award $31,500 in 2024 to deserving students served by the electric cooperative.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

Cooperative Scholarship Application

United Power Bright Futures Scholarship - $2,000
Awarded to a United Power member or member-dependent entering any post-secondary accredited institution of higher learning. United Power will make every attempt to award one scholarship to each of the following schools/attendance areas: Brighton, Eagle Ridge Academy, Erie, Frederick, Fort Lupton, Mead, Prairie View, Riverdale Ridge, Weld Central, Mountain Territory, and one "At-Large" award. 

United Power Colorado College Scholarship - $2,000
Awarded to a United Power member or member-dependent attending a public Colorado university or college. 

United Power Youth Leadership Scholarship - $1,500
For a United Power member or member-dependent attending any post-secondary accredited institution of higher learning. Student must show strong involvement in community service activities, a record of youth leadership activities, and volunteer efforts.

Lois Lesser Education Scholarship - $1,000
For a United Power member or member-dependent pursuing a degree in education at any accredited institution of higher learning. 

Bill Berens Memorial Scholarship - $1,000
For a United Power member or member-dependent pursuing a degree in engineering. Candidate must be attending a public Colorado university or college and have a strong involvement in community service activities. 

United Power Community College Scholarship - $1,000
For a United Power member or member-dependent attending a community college. 

United Power Technical or Vocational Scholarship - $1,000
For a United Power member or member-dependent pursing a degree in a technical or vocational program.

  • Applicants must be a dependent of a United Power member and a graduating high school senior.
  • Only one scholarship application is needed to be eligible for consideration for all scholarship awards.
  • Applications must be submitted with all required attachments by the deadline. Incomplete or late applications will not be evaluated. 
  • Scholarship applications are kept confidential and will be reviewed only by the United Power Scholarship Review Committee. 

The following materials must accompany a scholarship application. Incomplete or late applications will not be evaluated.

  1. Completed scholarship application
  2. A "yearbook-style" photo
  3. Most recent academic transcript from high school
  4. College entrance exam (ACT or SAT) scores
  5. Two letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, employer, or co-op manager
  6. One-page essay on the topic: 
    What challenges do rural electric cooperatives face in the coming years and how do you think these challenges should be addressed?

Cooperative Scholarship Application

United Power proudly supports the advancement of the lineworker profession through scholarship awards dedicated to students pursuing a career as a lineman. 

United Power will award two $7,500 scholarships in 2024 to deserving students served by the electric cooperative who are interested in attending a Power Line program. 

Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

Lineman Scholarship Application

To be considered a candidate for a Lineman Scholarship, the applicant must meet the following criteria: 

  • Must reside in United Power's service territory or be a dependent of a United Power member.
  • Be a graduating high school senior. 
  • Be accepted as a full-time student to start in a Power Line program in 2024. Applicants are encouraged to begin applying for Line School now to receive a start date in 2024. Proof of acceptance into Power Line program required.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Be available for an in-person interview if selected to move forward in the final selection process.
  • Applications must be submitted with all required attachments by the deadline. Incomplete or late applications will not be evaluated.
  • Scholarship applications are kept confidential and will be reviewed only by the United Power Scholarship Review Committee.

The following materials must accompany a scholarship application. Incomplete or late applications will not be evaluated.

  1. Completed scholarship application
  2. A "yearbook-style" photo
  3. One letter of reference from a teacher, counselor, or current employer. This reference should address the applicant's potential for success as a lineman.
  4. Recent high school transcript - minimum 2.0 GPA
  5. Proof of acceptance into Power Line program
  6. Video biography - submit a video no longer than 2 minutes long answering the questions:
    Why are you interested in pursuing a career as a lineman and why do you think you deserve a scholarship?

Follow the How To Apply steps below to submit your application.

Step 1: Complete the online application and attach all required materials. 

Lineman Scholarship Application

Step 2: Submit a video biography no longer than two minutes answering the question below: 

Why are you interested in pursuing a career as a lineman, and why do you think you deserve a scholarship?