Memorial Scholarships – Apply Now

This year, Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative (YVEC) will award two $1,000 Ray Michels Memorial Scholarships and one $1,000 Marlene Amen Memorial Scholarship for students enrolling in a full-time course of study at an accredited two-year college, vocational, or technical school for the fall 2021 term.

How to Apply

Guidelines and scholarship applications available at:


  • Applications must be completed and turned in to the YVEC office by March 12, 2021.

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Ray Michels

Ray MichelsRay Michels proudly served on the Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative board of directors for 32 years. In the last ten years of his tenure, he served as board president and was instrumental in starting the YVEC scholarship program. It has evolved into a program that will award $20,000 in scholarships this year to help deserving students further their education.

Marlene Amen

Marlene AmenMarlene Amen was an exceptional trustee and worked diligently on behalf of all electric co-op members. She was the Secretary/Treasurer at the time of her passing. Marlene served on the YVEC Board of Trustees for 24 years and spent many of those years on the YVEC scholarship committee judging applications. Funds for this scholarship came from the generous donations of Marlene's family, friends, and colleagues.