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The program is currently closed. Please check back in March for updated program information.

 

William K. Deshler Award Program
Application status: Closed

EC Electric and Power Systems West has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

The 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. 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 for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.

Eligibility
Applicants to the William K. Deshler Award must be:

  • Dependent* children of full time EC Electric and Power Systems West employees who have a minimum of one year of continuous employment as of the application deadline and be in good standing with EC Electric and Power Systems West.
    *Dependent children are defined as children who qualify for benefits provided by EC Electric and Power Systems West.
  • High school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, who plan to enroll in part-time or full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

Award
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $750 to $2,000. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Preference will be given to students who have not received a previous award.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation. Once scholarship recipients are selected, financial data is reviewed to determine the amount of each award, ranging from $750 to $2,000. Recipients whose parents choose not to supply the requested financial information will be eligible to receive a minimum award only.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of EC Electric and Power Systems West play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification
Applicants will be notified in June. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of EC Electric and Power Systems West. Payments are made in one installment in early August.

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

  • 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.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 22, 2021 3:00 pm CT.

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

EC Electric and Power Systems West has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!