In order to encourage children of employees and trustees to further their education and give them an opportunity to develop promising careers, Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (OEC) offers the Louise Freeland Children of Employees Scholarship. Up to four $3,000 scholarships and four $1,200 scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students whose parent or guardian is an employee or trustee of one of the 25 electric cooperatives in Ohio, OEC, or an affiliated organization (Buckeye Power, RESCO, etc.).
What are the entry requirements?
Applicants must be a graduating high school senior, whose parents or legal guardian are an employee or trustee of Firelands Electric Cooperative or other Ohio electric co-op. Applicants must have a "B" average or better, and candidates are evaluated on their scholastic record, personal achievement, leadership, school and community activities, and cooperative knowledge. Qualifying applicants will participate in a personal interview at the OEC offices in Columbus.
All application materials are available at the link below. Complete applications should be submitted to OEC in Columbus via the online portal, per application instructions. The deadline to apply is February 3, 2022.
If you have questions, please click here to contact our Member Services department or call 1-800-533-8658.
2022 Louise Freeland Children of Employees Scholarship materials
2022 Louise Freeland Children of Employees Scholarship Qualifications and Procedures [Website]
(2022 applications are now closed. Applications for the 2023 scholarship program will be posted sometime in December 2022.)