Lineman College

A $3,000 scholarship is available to members and/or applicants whose parent or guardian is an active member, and are interested in the Line Construction trade and will be attending an accredited Line College.

Applications are due March 1, 2023 before 6:00 p.m.

What is the Lineman College Scholarship Program?

Umatilla Electric Cooperative is pleased to support individuals interested in the Line Construction trade by awarding a scholarship to an accredited Line College of the recipient’s’ choice. The line construction trade is a rewarding career with exceptional pay and benefits and Umatilla Electric’s desire is to develop a qualified pool of candidates for future positions in the electric utility industry.

How much is the scholarship?

Umatilla Electric will award one $3,000 scholarship. Upon selection and official enrollment to an accredited Line College program, scholarship checks will be paid directly to the school.

Who is eligible to receive the scholarship?

Umatilla Electric’s scholarship program is available for members and/or applicants whose parent or guardian is an active member, in good standing, with Umatilla Electric Cooperative or Hermiston Energy Services. Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of enrollment in a Line College program, and be a high school graduate by summer of 2022 or hold a GED.

How are the recipients selected?

Awards are based on academic excellence, work experience, and participation in school and community activities.

Interested Applicants must submit a completed application form that includes:

  • UEC’s Lineman College scholarship application (PDF).
  • An official copy of your high school transcripts or GED.
  • Two professional letters of reference.
  • Essay describing in 200 words: why you are a good candidate for the lineworkers program, explain why are you interested in this type of work, and what special skills you would bring to the job?
What are the recipient’s obligations?

Except for the requirements outlined above and a requirement 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. Scholarship recipients are not required to work at Umatilla Electric following their training, nor does Umatilla Electric guarantee positions. Other than payment of the scholarship, no obligations or liability are assumed by Umatilla Electric Cooperative.