Lineworker Scholarships Awarded
For Immediate Release: June 12, 2013
FREEBORN-MOWER COOPERATIVE SERVICES
AWARDS TWO $1,000 LINEWORKER SCHOLARSHIPS
FREEBORN-MOWER COOPERATIVE SERVICES (FMCS) recently awarded scholarships to two area students enrolled in the Powerline / Electric Utility Program.
Shawn Johnson-Madson, son of Brian and Sarah Johnson, Glenville plans to attend Minnesota West Community College while Jacob Reinartz, son of Brian & Ann Reinartz, Rose Creek, has been accepted to Northwest Iowa Community College. Each were awarded a Lineworker Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.
FMCS offers Lineworker Scholarships in an effort to address the anticipated nationwide shortage of electric line workers within the decade. "It is our hope that this program will help prepare a future work force for Minnesota's electric cooperatives", stated Jim Krueger, President & CEO.
Scholarships are funded from unclaimed Capital Credits in accordance with state statute. Providing scholarships represent just one of the many ways that FMCS strives to benefit the people of our service area.
Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services is a member-owned and member-controlled electric cooperative celebrating 76 years of delivering retail electric power and energy solutions to its nearly 6,000 member-owners in Freeborn and Mower Counties. We are a Touchstone Energy® cooperative and a member-owner in the Dairyland Power system of electric cooperatives that generates and transmits reliable electric power in 62 counties of four states (Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois).
Shawn Johnson-Madson / Jim Krueger, President & CEO / Jacob Reinartz