OTEC scholarships will now be offered online. Each link will take you to a description of the scholarship along with the requirements/criteria. At the bottom of the description, you will find an "Apply" button. Once you create a username and login, you can view and save the application as you go.
- Trade School Scholarship - OPEN year-round
- Graduating High School Student Scholarship - CLOSED for 2019
- Returning College Student or Adult Scholarship - CLOSED for 2019
- Lineman Scholarship - CLOSED for 2019
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OTEC awards two scholarships for lineman school
Jace Hays, of Baker City, and Danner Davis, of Prairie City, were recently each awarded a $5,000 Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative scholarship by the OTEC Board of Directors to pursue a career as a lineman.
OTEC offers two scholarships each year for high school seniors, adults or returning college students interested in a career as a lineman.
Applicants must be an active member in good standing with the cooperative or a dependent of such a member to be eligible for the scholarship. Scholarships are funded from interest earned on unclaimed refunds of capital credits. Applications received for lineman scholarships are evaluated and selected by the OTEC Board of Directors.
OTEC announces trade school scholarship winner
One high school senior whose family is served by Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative has earned a $2,500 trade school scholarship from the cooperative.
Caden Spencer, who attends Baker High School, plans to attend the Volta Trade School in Astoria. Spencer plans on utilizing the school’s entry-level lineworker program.
“I have a strong interest in this field of work,” he said. “It will provide a background and certification in a discipline that I feel will be rewarding as well as challenging.”
Trade school scholarship winners are selected by the cooperative’s board of directors from a pool of candidates from OTEC’s four service counties, Grant, Union, Harney, and Baker. Scholarship funds come from unclaimed capital credits and do not affect electric rates.
Applications are still being accepted for trade school scholarships.