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Brighton, Colo. — United Power is now accepting scholarship applications for its 2021 awards. This year, the cooperative will award more than $20,000 in scholarships to outstanding students in its service territory. The United Power Scholarship Committee will select eighteen high school seniors based on a combination of grades, test scores, extracurricular activities and a brief essay.

United Power’s scholarship recipients for 2021 will be announced during the cooperative’s Annual Meeting & Director Election in April and recognized in its monthly newsletter later this summer. The scholarships available are:

Basin Electric Power Cooperative Scholarship, awarded to a student pursuing any post-secondary education at an accredited institution.

United Power Colorado College Scholarship, awarded to a student attending a public Colorado university or college. Two scholarships will be awarded.

Lois Lesser Education Scholarship, awarded to a student pursuing a degree in education.

Bill Berens Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a student pursuing a degree in engineering at a Colorado university or college.

Tri-State Generation & Transmission Scholarship, awarded to a student pursuing any post-secondary education at an accredited institution.

United Power Youth Leadership Scholarship, awarded to a student pursuing any post-secondary education at an accredited institution, who also shows strong involvement in community service activities and a record of youth leadership.

United Power also dedicates book scholarships to a student from each high school within its service territory. This year, United Power will distribute eleven book scholarships, including one “at-large” selection.

Book scholarships for 2021 include: Brighton, Eagle Ridge Academy, Erie, Frederick, Fort Lupton, Mead, Prairie View, Riverdale Ridge and Weld Central. A book scholarship is also available for one mountain student.

Scholarship applications are now available on our website and may be either mailed to United Power or submitted online. To download a United Power scholarship application, go to www.unitedpower.com/scholarships.

United Power is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative delivering electricity to more than 97,000 meters at homes, businesses and farms in Colorado’s north-central front range. For more information about the cooperative visit www.unitedpower.com or follow on social media at facebook.com/unitedpower or twitter.com/unitedpowercoop.