GRAND RAPIDS — Lake Country Power is pleased to announce 30 local high school seniors from 30 different schools have been awarded the Lake Country Power 2019 Les Beach Memorial Scholarship. The Les Beach Memorial Scholarship honors a former co-op employee and recognizes student commitment and contribution to local communities.
The $4,000 scholarships, issued at $500 per semester for four years, will help the following graduating seniors pursue their college plans and career dreams:
Jessica Schatz: Barnum School
Alena Wallin: Carlton School
Mariah Ortiz: Cass-Lake-Bena School
Paige Chadwick: Cherry School
Lucy Lindstrom: Chisholm School
Kaylee Anderson: Cloquet School
Madisyn Anderson: Cromwell-Wright School
Frank Villeneuve: Deer River School
Shane Spangler: Ely-Memorial Secondary School
Samantha Stueber: Esko School
Jacee Zasadni: Eveleth-Gilbert School
Wyatt Rauvola: Floodwood School
Makenzie Birkey: Grand Rapids School
Rose Carpenter: Greenway-Coleraine School
Sara Furlong: Hibbing School
Taya Gilmer: Hill City School
Grace Anderson: McGregor Secondary School
Carson Becicka: Mesabi East School
Charis Blacklock: Moose Lake School
Macy Savela: Mountain Iron-Buhl School
Anna Trip: North Woods School
Sophie Lenz: Northeast Range High School
Beau Anwiler: Northern Lights Community School
Taylor Tschida: Northland-Remer School
Samantha Mullvain: Proctor School
Elias Tuominen: South Ridge School
Dawson Flatley: Virginia School
Amelia Emery: Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School
Taylor Peck: At Large category
Kaitlyn Graf: Home school
The Les Beach Memorial Scholarship is available to local students from more than 30 area high schools. Qualified students must be co-op members through their parents or legal guardians who receive electricity services from Lake Country Power.
The electronic application process for high school seniors will open again, January 1, 2020, when qualifying high school seniors may apply for the next round. The online application is available from the cooperative’s website.
The Les Beach Memorial Scholarship is made possible through unclaimed capital credits. The State of Minnesota permits electric cooperatives like Lake Country Power to use unclaimed funds for charitable purposes, such as scholarships.
Lake Country Power also offers $1,000 scholarships to five area community college foundations and three Minnesota lineworker schools to support students in trade schools and community/technical college programs. Applications for these scholarships are available directly through the colleges.