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2022 Beartooth Electric $1,000 Leadership Scholarship

Former first lady of the United States of America Abigail Adams once said,” Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.”  At Beartooth Electric Cooperative (BEC), we couldn’t agree more, and we want to help those that are putting in the effort to further their education.  This is one of the reasons we offer Beartooth Electric $1,000 Leadership Scholarships to service area high school seniors planning to continue their education in the fall of 2022 at 2-year or 4-year colleges and universities. One scholarship is awarded to a 2022 graduate of each of the 11 service area high schools and also to one home schooled graduate.
One of the more fulfilling aspects of our job is reviewing the applications we receive through our youth programs, especially our scholarship program. This year’s applications and personal statements were exceptional. In fact, to get your started on this year’s personal statement essay, we’ve posted samples on our website at, under the Community Tab, Scholarships. The Beartooth Electric $1,000 Leadership Scholarship deadline is December 27, 2021.

Please note: The winning essay from the BEC Scholarship Competition will win an additional $500 Scholarship from Beartooth Electric Cooperative and be named the MECA Memorial Scholarship candidate.


  • The applicants or parent/guardian MUST be a resident of Montana and a member of BEC
  • The applicant must be either a graduating high school senior entering his/her freshman year in college or vocational technical training institution
  • The scholarship may be used at a Montana college/university of vocational technical school, or an out of state institution
  • All applications must be received by BEC no later than December 27, 2021. The BEC Board will select the finalists from each high school

Personal Statement Essay Example 4

Personal Statement Essay Example 3

Personal Statement Essay Example 2

Personal Statement Essay Example 1


2022 MECA $500 Memorial Scholarship

Female studentThe top scored BEC Scholarship candidate will win the opportunity to represent BEC in the Montana Electric Cooperative Association (MECA) Memorial Scholarship competition. MECA awards (1) one $500 scholarship to a deserving student in MECA’S Southeast District, who will be attending college in the fall of 2022. This scholarship is funded by individual contributions to the Memorial Scholarship Program. MECA’s Members Services Committee will select the scholarship finalist. Please complete and submit the MECA Memorial Scholarship application form with your BEC Scholarship Application and supporting documents.  The deadline for both scholarships is December 27, 2021.