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United Power is proud to announce the launch of a new scholarship program aimed at supporting graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing a career as a utility lineworker. The United Power Lineman Scholarship will provide two deserving students with a $7,500 scholarship each to support their education in a power line program.

With the increasing demand for skilled lineworkers in the electrical industry, United Power recognizes the importance of investing in the next generation of talent. The scholarship aims to alleviate the financial burden for students entering the lineworker profession and empower them to pursue their career goals.

“We are excited to introduce the United Power Lineman Scholarship as part of our ongoing commitment to support continuing education in the communities we serve,” said Julie Stewart, Community Outreach Coordinator at United Power. “The Lineman Scholarships are the newest addition to our annual cooperative scholarship program and will be awarded along with an additional $31,500 in post-secondary and vocational scholarships in 2024.”

Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors who are a dependent of a United Power member. Eligibility for scholarships varies, but in general, applicants will be evaluated based on academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and leadership potential. To be eligible for the Lineman Scholarship, the students must be entering a power line program.

“We encourage all eligible students who are passionate about pursuing a career in the electrical industry to apply for the United Power Lineman Scholarship,” added Stewart. “We are proud to support tomorrow’s lineworkers and the educational goals of all local students.”

Applications for all scholarships from United Power are now open and will close on March 1. Interested students can find more information and access the application here.