The Victory Electric Cooperative Assn., Inc., is proud to sponsor a scholarship program for high school seniors and current college students. In the spring, Victory Electric awards ten $1,000 scholarships to its members or their dependents. The Lightner Community Spirit Scholarship is designed to recognize students who have demonstrated academic success as well as showing a commitment to bettering their community.
“As a not-for-profit cooperative, one of our guiding principles is ‘Commitment to Community,’ and I can’t think of a better way than a scholarship program to give back to the communities we serve and encourage youth to be involved in their own community," said Shane Laws, Victory Electric CEO.
The name of the scholarship honors the Lightner family of Plymell, Kan. Richard Lightner has been on Victory Electric’s board of trustees for 36 years and his father, George, served 31 years previous. Both strongly supported Victory Electric’s community and youth programs.
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be an active member in good standing with the cooperative, or a dependent of such member. Applicants must be a student or entering an accredited trade school, college or university (two or four year). Applications must be received no later than March 1, 2019.