Basin Electric Power Cooperative takes great pride in its ability to assist in developing rural leadership in our region through our scholarship program.

The Basin Electric Power Cooperative Scholarship Program is designed to recognize and encourage the achievements of the children of employees of the Cooperative and its subsidiaries, and children of member cooperative employees and consumers. The Scholarship Program is administered and conducted by the Basin Electric Power Cooperative Human Resources Division. Winners are selected by a scholarship selection committee. Since the scholarship program began, more than 5,000 young people in the Basin Electric system have benefited from this program. 

Basin Scholarship Brochure

Basin Scholarship Application (Deadline is February 14, 2024)

The Basin Electric Power Cooperative (BEPC) Scholarship Program will award more than 180 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each. Five of the 20 scholarships for children of BEPC or subsidiary employees will be designated for qualified applicants who plan to attend a certified Vocational or Technical school, and five of the 20 will be designated for qualified applicants who plan to achieve an engineering degree. Twenty will go to children of CCEC’s employees, and 141 to children of member-cooperative consumers.

There will be one $1,000 scholarship for each member cooperative to award to a dependent of a consumer member. The scholarships must be used for educational costs, and the student must enter college in the fall of the school year for which the scholarship is given. Checks will be made payable to the school, and will be distributed to the school by BEPC. Scholarships will be distributed in August.

Dependent children (including adopted or step-children) of member-system consumers and dependent children of member-cooperative employees are eligible. The applicant must also be a U.S. citizen. The applicant must be a student who is enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited, two-year or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school. BEPC scholarships will be awarded without regard to other awards, loans or financial assistance the applicant may have obtained.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, potential to succeed, leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, a statement of education and career goals, and an outside appraisal. Applicants for the member-cooperative employee dependent category will first be screened by their cooperative. A BEPC selection committee will make the final selection in the member-cooperative employee dependent category.

Member cooperatives will be responsible to select one recipient to be awarded a scholarship in the CCEC consumer category. The final recipient’s completed application will then be forwarded to BEPC by the member cooperative. The scholarship award winners or the member coops are asked to notify the BEPC human resources division with the name and address of the school the student will be attending by July 1. It is also important to know if the student has switched schools, or has decided not to attend.

Except for the requirements outlined on this page, no obligations will be imposed upon the student as a scholarship award winner. Other than payment of the scholarship, no obligations or liability are assumed by BEPC, its subsidiaries or member cooperatives.

To apply, complete the required criteria and the scholarship application, which can be obtained from your local electric cooperative office. Children of member-system employees and consumers must submit the application and all necessary information to apply for a scholarship to their local electric cooperative office.

The applications must reach your cooperative by February 14, 2024. Member cooperative instructions Each member cooperative will be responsible to forward one finalist to be considered for the member-cooperative employee-dependent category. Member cooperatives must have their finalist in the employee-dependent category and their winner’s application to BEPC by March 1, 2024.

Graduation Cap Congratulations to our 2024 Scholarship Winners! Graduation Cap


For further information contact: Tammy Popham Codington-Clark Electric Co-op 605.886.5848 or