As part of Cloverland’s commitment to education, the cooperative awards three $1,500 Power of Excellence scholarships each year – one for each of the three districts in Cloverland’s service territory. Graduating high school seniors whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) are Cloverland members are encouraged to apply. The student must plan to enroll as a full-time student for the fall term at a college, university, or trade school. Requirements include a minimum 2.75 grade point average and completion of an application that includes an essay. Applications are available on our Scholarships page and due by Friday, March 6, 2020. The three award recipients will be announced in May.
Cloverland operates by the seven cooperative principles that guide over 900 electric utility cooperatives across the United States. The Power of Excellence scholarship is part of the education, training, and information principle. Cooperatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers, and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their cooperatives. They inform the general public, particularly young people and opinion leaders, about the nature and benefits of cooperation.
Cloverland Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-owned utility located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula that serves over 43,000 homes and businesses in Chippewa, Delta, Mackinac, Luce, and Schoolcraft counties.