As a cooperative, MiEnergy has a strong commitment to youth and community. Each year high school seniors are selected to receive scholarships to continue their education. The program recognizes students who demonstrate cooperative spirit through service to others. The MiEnergy scholarship is based on community service and academics.

The names of the 2023 scholarship recipients are listed in the June MiNews.

The 2024 Scholarship Application is live. Apply now!

For graduates of Aquinas, Chatfield, Crestwood, Decorah, Dover Eyota, Grand Meadow, LaCrescent or Waukon:

In December, MiEnergy will send you a letter requesting your first semester transcript and a letter of enrollment for second semester. After we receive the above information, we will mail the scholarship money to your college to be applied to your second semester.

For graduates of Caledonia, Cotter, Fillmore Central, Hope Lutheran, Houston, Kingsland, Lanesboro, LeRoy-Ostrander, Lewiston-Altura, Onalaska Luther, Mabel-Canton, New Hampton, Riceville, Rushford-Peterson, St. Charles, Spring Grove, South Winneshiek, Stewartville, Turkey Valley or Winona:

MiEnergy sends the funds to your high school in June. You must follow your high school’s procedures to collect your award following successful completion of your first semester of college.

Applications are posted at the beginning of each year. In addition to the eligibility requirements below, to be considered for a scholarship, the student must submit (1) the completed scholarship application; (2) the Activities List form; (3) the Activity Leader Signatures form; (4) high school transcripts and (5) a cover letter. Not sure what your cover letter should include? Applications missing one of these pieces will not be considered. 

Cover Letter Guidelines

  1. You must be a high school senior, graduating this school year.

  2. You must be continuing your education after high school at an accredited technical school, college or university.

  3. You must be the son, daughter or legal dependent of a MiEnergy member with an active electric account (children of MiEnergy Cooperative employees and directors are not eligible) and the membership must be active at the time funds are dispersed.

  4. You must demonstrate community service, according to scholarship instructions.

  5. Must have at least a “B” grade point average.

Scholarships are funded with unclaimed capital credit funds that would otherwise be forfeited to the state. Unclaimed capital credits are patronage dividends earned while purchasing electricity from the cooperative. Unclaimed funds are from past members who the cooperative cannot locate.


For more information:

If you have questions regarding the scholarship program please email Annie Hoiland or call (800) 432-2285.