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We Energies and WPS Foundations Daughters and Sons Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: February 15, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time

The mission of the We Energies and WPS Foundations Daughters and Sons Scholarship Program is to provide scholarships to children of active and retired employees to help them defray the costs associated with sending their children to post-secondary educational institutions. Competitive scholarships will be granted to eligible applicants to assist them attend the school of their choice.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

Applicants to the We Energies and WPS Foundations Daughters and Sons Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent children*, age 24 or younger, of part-time or full-time active or retired employees of We Energies, WPS, WEC Business Services, MGU, Minnesota Energy Resources or Bluewater Gas Storage whose primary work location is in the We Energies, WPS, MGU, Minnesota Energy Resources or Bluewater Gas Storage service area, and who have a minimum of one (1) year employment as of the application deadline date.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll, or postsecondary freshmen, sophomores or juniors who already are enrolled, in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. Students graduating mid-year may apply; however, the award will be one-half the full-time award amount.

*Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the active or retired employee.

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive award ranging from $1,000 to $4,000. Financial need will be considered in determining the amount of each award. Potential recipients who demonstrate no need will be eligible to receive an honorarium at the minimum amount of $1,000.

Awards are renewable up to three (3) years until a degree or certificate is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance and the continuation of the program by the sponsor. Renewal students may not decline their award and reapply to the program for a larger award amount.

Awards are for undergraduate study only, and are for qualified education-related expenses only (tuition, fees, books and required supplies).

Notification

Applicants will be notified mid-April. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Work experience
  • Honors
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • An online recommendation is also required.

Financial need will be considered. After recipients are selected, financial need is assessed to determine the amount of each award. Recipients who do not demonstrate financial need or whose parent(s) choose not to supply the requested financial information will be eligible to receive a minimum award.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of the We Energies and WPS Foundations become involved in the selection process.

Payment of Scholarships

On behalf of the We Energies and WPS Foundations, Scholarship America will pay scholarship awards in early August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload an official copy of those test scores separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 20, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.

We Energies and WPS Foundations have partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!