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We Energies Daughters and Sons Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The mission of the We Energies 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 scholarship,  tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

Applicants to the We Energies 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 or WEC Business Services employees domiciled in the We Energies service area 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.

Potential applicants may be eligible for the We Energies Daughters and Sons Scholarship Program OR the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation Daughters and Sons Scholarship Program.

Dependent children of part-time or full-time active or retired employees of Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, WEC Business Services employees domiciled in WPS service area, Minnesota Energy Resources or Michigan Gas Utilities are NOT eligible for the We Energies Daughters and Sons Scholarship Program. Instead, access the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation Daughters and Sons Scholarship Program at to review eligibility requirements.


Scholarships are renewable up to three years contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in full-time undergraduate study and continuation of the program by the We Energies Foundation. Students who must complete a fifth year of college to earn a bachelor’s degree are eligible for renewal as long as they do not receive the award for more than four years. If a recipient withdraws from school or elects to attend a non-accredited school after receiving a monetary scholarship award, the scholarship will be terminated, and refunds from the school, if any, will be made to the We Energies Foundation. Renewal students may not decline their award and reapply to the program for a larger award amount. Students may defer their award for one year only.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


Applicants will be notified mid-April.

Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

On behalf of the We Energies Foundation, Scholarship America will pay scholarship awards in two equal installments in early August and mid-December.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Consideration of academic performance
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Honors
  • Work experience
  • Statement of career and educational goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • Online recommendation

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 Foundation become involved in the selection process.

The We Energies Foundation reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program. However, once a scholarship is awarded for a school year, it will continue through the expiration of the term.


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

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

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically

Questions? Contact us:

Phone: 507-931-1682 and ask for the We Energies Daughters and Sons Scholarship Program

Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:

We Energies Daughters and Sons Scholarship Program
Scholarship America
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082

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