- Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to two applicants pursuing a post secondary education in an electric lineworker program.
- Any applicant enrolling in a lineworker program or any applicant who can prove they are on a waiting list for the next open enrollment period.
- Preference will be given to FMCS members and residents of Freeborn and Mower County.
- Applicant must complete and submit the scholarship application or (1st year) online application to FMCS by May 1st.
- If you're applying for your second year click here for pdf, or here for the online application to submit your application.
- Selection criteria will be based on scholastic achievement, school and community involvement, work history and essay submission.
- Scholarship recipients will receive notification from FMCS.
Each scholarship awarded shall be for $1000, payable in two payments as follows:
1. The first check in the amount of $500, will be paid to the college or vocational/technical school after the recipient provides FMCS with registration documentation from the school.
2. The second check in the amount of $500, will be paid to the college or vocational/technical school after the student/recipient provides FMCS with a copy of the student's official school transcript indicating that the student successfully completed the first semester with a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Recipients must be enrolled in a lineworker program to begin in the fall of current year. In the event the lineworker program is full and the college of choice is maintaining a student waiting list, the recipient must provide proof in writing in order to hold funds for the next open enrollment period.
The Lineworker Scholarship Selection Committee will consist of three judges.
Scholarship Guidelines. Click here.
The creation of this scholarship is a free act of FMCS. FMCS retains its right to alter, suspend, cancel or halt the Lineworker Scholarship program at any time and without giving any reason, provided that scholarship winners, already in college under the program will continue to receive the stipends as awarded.
About Lineworker Colleges: Electrical lineworkers work for utility companies and electrical contractors to install, maintain and restore electric lines both overhead and underground. They work outdoors in all kinds of weather and often are called to restore power that has been severed by severe weather conditions. Training includes knowledge of electrical theory, safety and first aid.
Minnesota Colleges Offering Training In This Field:
Minnesota West Community & Technical College
Jackson, MN - (800) 658-2522
Dakota County Technical College
Rosemount, MN - (877) 937-3282
Minnesota State Community & Technical College - Wadena
Wadena, MN - (800) 247-2007.