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What is the Yampa Valley Electric Association Scholarship Program?

This program is designed to encourage the academic achievements of high school seniors or current undergraduate students who live in the YVEA service territory. The scholarship must be used for educational costs and the student must enter college in the fall of the school year of which the scholarship is given. Checks will be made payable jointly to the student and the college and must be endorsed by both parties. The scholarship will be paid 50% first semester and 50% second semester. All scholarship recipients must maintain academic status to claim both first and second-semester scholarship awards.

Scholarship Program

Scholarships are now being run through Yampa Valley Community Foundation

Applications Acceptance Opens February 1st, 2024

Application Deadline: March 27th, 2024

Visit the Yampa Valley Electric Association Scholarship page for application and eligibility requirements.

What You Need to Know About YVEA Scholarships

What Are The Eligibility Requirements?
  • Be a high school senior
  • Be accepted into an undergraduate degree program at any two or four-year university, college, vocational or technical school
  • Live in a primary residence served by YVEA
  • Complete the scholarship application and answer the three essay questions
  • Be able to provide proof of acceptance to above listed educational institution
How Are Recipients Selected?

Awards are based on submitted essay responses. Those essays will be evaluated based on content, originality, and structure/grammar.

What Are The Recipient’s Obligations?

Scholarship recipients may be asked to submit a photo, answer questions for YVEA’s monthly publication, and/or be asked to attend a monthly YVEA board meeting. Please note that inability to meet these requests will not jeopardize the recipient’s ability to receive the awarded scholarship.

Scholarships Awarded 2023

YVEA’s new scholarship fund which was created with unclaimed credits received 29 applications that year. 16 scholarships were awarded to the high school students at Moffat County High School, Steamboat Springs High School, Soroco High School, Hayden High Schools, and Little Snake River and 2 scholarships were given to undergraduates at CSU and CNCC. The total amount given for scholarships was $24,000.