Educational Scholarship

Since 1987, Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative (ACEC) has been awarding educational scholarships. Through the years hundreds of students from cooperative member families have been honored with scholarships. These scholarships have traditionally been awarded in amounts of $250 to $1000 each. This program adds no cost to the members’ electric bill. It is funded entirely from unclaimed patronage capital checks that are issued by the cooperative.


The program is available January 1 – Friday, March 4, 2022. Whether submitting the application forms online or via mail, all applications and reference forms must be submitted by March 4, 2022. There will be no exceptions to any material received after this date


Scholarships are awarded in all fields of post-secondary education from vocational to graduate studies. They are available to adults and dependent children of all ACEC member families currently receiving electric service from ACEC. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of need and excellence in academics, social and community service activities. Applicants from previous years, especially those who were not selected, should consider reapplying.


If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be asked to furnish a non-returnable photograph of yourself for publications.


In order for our scholarship committee to consider your application, the following items must be submitted:

  • Completed application
  • One-page essay
    • On a separate sheet of paper, include some of the significant events of your life and describe your educational goals.
  • Three reference forms
    • Reference forms may be given to a high school principal, teacher, county agent, youth agent, banker, employers, etc. At least one reference should be from an employer or community leader. It is very important for the mailing to be postmarked no later than March 4, 2022.
  • High school transcript
  • Post-secondary transcript (if available)

Forms must be submitted emailed, or mailed to:
Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative
Attn: Educational Scholarship
P.O. Box 70
Friendship, WI 53934-0070