Scholarships

Children of Members Scholarship Program

Butler Rural Electric Cooperative's scholarships are used to encourage the youth in our community to further their education. The Children of Members scholarship program includes Children of Members Scholarships, the Michael L. Sims Scholarship, and R. Fred Woodruff scholarships. The application deadline is Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 5 p.m.

2021 Children of Members Scholarship amounts

First place – Michael L. Sims Scholarship recipient
$2,500 each year throughout college career
Recipient will compete for up to $3,800 in additional scholarships from Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives

Second place – Children of Members Scholarship recipient
$2,500

Third and fourth place – R. Fred Woodruff Scholarship recipients
$1,500

Fifth through tenth place – Children of Members Scholarship recipients
$1,000

Read the Children of Members Scholarship rules before applying for the scholarship. To qualify for the Children of Members Scholarship, you must:

  • Be the child or legal ward of a Butler Rural Electric Cooperative residential member living in a residence receiving electricity from Butler Rural Electric Cooperative at the time of the scholarship competition. Grandchildren and other relatives of cooperative members are not eligible to apply for this scholarship unless the applicant is the legal ward of the member.
  • Be a graduating high school senior at the time you apply for the scholarship. College students and students who are beginning their college career but are not high school seniors are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent standing on a nontraditional scale.

2022 Children of Members Scholarship rules and applications will be available in November. 

 

Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship

Butler Rural Electric Cooperative awards the Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship to one student who is attending a technical college or trade school after high school. 

Read the Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship rules before applying for the scholarship. To qualify for the Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship, you must:

  • Be the child or legal ward of a Butler Rural Electric Cooperative residential member living in a residence receiving electricity from Butler Rural Electric Cooperative at the time of the scholarship competition. Grandchildren and other relatives of cooperative members are not eligible to apply for this scholarship unless the applicant is the legal ward of the member.
  • Be a graduating high school senior at the time you apply for the scholarship. College students and students who are beginning their college career but are not high school seniors are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent standing on a nontraditional scale.
  • Be attending an accredited technical college or trade school after high school. A proper vocational or technical school is defined as a post-secondary institution where credits can be transferred to a state-accredited four-year college. Past recipients of this scholarship have majored in natural resources law enforcement and diesel mechanics, for example.

2022 Touchstone Energy Achievement Scholarship rules and applications will be available in November.

Questions about scholarships can be directed to:

Jade Guthrie, Communications Representative
513-867-4405
jadeg@butlerrural.coop