2021 Beartooth Electric $1,000 Scholarship

Beartooth Electric Co-op offers a scholarship for each High School and one for the Home school category in the BEC service area each year. Individual scholarships are $1,000. The applicant or their parent/legal guardian must be a member of Beartooth Electric Cooperative and served by the Co-op at their primary residence. Scholarship money must be used to attend an accredited post-secondary education institution in Montana.
Eligibility for BEC scholarships are seniors graduating from accredited high schools in the Co-op’s service territory and graduating home school students. Applications are available on the BEC website ( under the Community tab. Applications are due by January 15, 2021. Please note: The winning essay from the BEC Scholarship Competition will win an additional $500 Scholarship and be named the MECA Memorial Scholarship representative from BEC.


  • 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 submitted to BEC and postmarked no later than January 15, 2021. The BEC Board will select the finalists from each high school

2021 Beartooth Electric Cooperative Scholarship Application (PDF)

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Personal Statement Essay Example 2

Personal Statement Essay Example 1


2021 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 2021. 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 January 15, 2021.