The UEC Scholarship Program is designed to encourage and recognize the academic achievements of the members of UEC and/or their dependent children. This recognition will be in the form of scholarships to assist with their college education.

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How much is the scholarship?

UEC’s Scholarship Program will award a minimum of 14 scholarships in the amount of $3,000. A total of $42,000 in scholarships will be awarded each year. 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.

Who is eligible to receive the scholarship?
  • Applicant or applicant’s spouse or parents/legal guardians must be active members of UEC and be receiving service from UEC at their primary residence.
  • Graduates (including GED recipients and home-schooled graduates) of high schools in Morrow or Umatilla County.
How are the recipients selected?

Awards are based on academic excellence, which includes the following criteria: SAT/ACT scores, grade-point average, work experience, participation in school and community activities, and two one-page essays on your long-range goals and significant challenges or accomplishments. A UEC selection committee will screen applications. The decision of the committee is final.

What are the recipient’s obligations?

Except for the requirements outlined above and a request to attend the UEC Annual Meeting during the year of scholarship award, 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 UEC.