Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative is committed to enhancing the quality of life in our community. One way to provide this is to offer scholarships.

Scholarships are funded from the Cooperative’s General Fund and by the establishment of a Donated Capital Credit Fund. The applicant or the applicant’s parent/guardian must be receiving electric service from YVEC and be a member, and not be an employee or board member. The applicant must be a graduating high school senior or college student who will be enrolling in a full time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four-year college, university, or vocational technical school for the upcoming fall term.

General Scholarship

YVEC offers twelve $1,000 general scholarships for students enrolling in an accredited four year college or university. Scholarships are based on academic achievement, personal statement, and community activities. Deadline will be March 16, 2018.

YVEC Scholarship Application


Ray Michels Memorial Scholarship

YVEC offers two $1000 Ray Michels Memorial scholarships for students enrolling in an accredited two year college, vocational or technical school. Scholarships are based on academic achievement, personal statement, and community activities. Deadline will be March 16, 2018.

Ray Michels Memorial Application


“Luck of the Draw” Scholarship

YVEC offers twelve $500 “Luck of the Draw” Scholarships. Either the applicant or the parent must be present for the drawings at the annual meeting which will be held March 22, 2018. Application deadline will be March 16, 2018.

“Luck of the Draw” Application


MECA Scholarship

Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association (MECA) offers a $500 scholarship to any college bound undergraduate students. The applicant’s parents must be receiving electric service from YVEC and be a member and the scholarships may be used at a Montana college, university or at an out-of-state institution. Funds for these scholarships come from donations that honor the memories of deceased directors, managers, and employees who have served the electric cooperative.

MECA scholarship applications need to be turned in to the YVEC office by January 26, 2018. Applications will be judged by YVEC’s scholarship committee and a finalist will be selected for submission to MECA.

MECA Application


BEPC Scholarship

Basin Electric Power Cooperative (BEPC) offers a $1000 scholarship to students enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time graduate or undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational/technical school.  The scholarships are awarded based on academic record, potential to succeed, leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, a statement of education and career goals and an outside appraisal.  Application deadline for the Basin scholarship applications will be January 26, 2018 to the YVEC office.

BEPC Application


For more information, please contact the office.  Applications are available at YVEC’s office or can be downloaded from this page.