La Plata Electric Association awarded $80,000 in scholarships to seven local high-school seniors. The cooperative received a total of 81 applications this year. Recipients were selected based on merit by a local committee comprised of nine individuals from across LPEA’s four districts.
The 2021 scholarship recipients are:
LPEA Scholarship (Up to $28,000): Awarded to Trevor Harms from Animas High School to study engineering at Colorado School of Mines, and to Caitlyn Chapman from Ignacio High School to study engineering at Colorado School of Mines.
John Voelker Memorial Scholarship ($10,000): Awarded to Guy Wright from Bayfield High School to pursue a degree in agricultural business.
LPEA Lineman Scholarship ($12,000): Awarded to Zack McSweeney from Bayfield High School to study at Northwest Lineman College.
Basin Electric Power Cooperative Scholarship ($1,000): Awarded to Kylie Keuning from Pagosa Springs High School to study speech pathology and audiology at Calvin University.
Tri-State G&T Scholarship ($500): Awarded to Sonie (Taylor) Schermer from Animas High School to study engineering at the University of Colorado – Boulder, and to Jacob Genualdi from Durango High School to study economics at Harvard University.
For more information, call 247-5786 or visit www.lpea.coop.