Enter to win a $1,000 Scholarship!
The Scholarship Essay Contest is open to high school juniors attending school or living in the Black River Electric Cooperative service area. Immediate family members of BREC employees and Directors are ineligible.
Submit an original essay (500-1,000 words) on the topic: How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected your everyday life? What have you learned about leadership in 2020?
Complete an application and student profile. The forms are available from your school’s English teacher or linked below.
Essays must be postmarked by April 9, 2021. Mail entries to:
Scholarship Essay Contest
Black River Electric Cooperative
P.O. Box 31
Fredericktown, Missouri 63645
Nine finalists, three from each of the three BREC Districts, will be chosen by a selection committee. (BREC reserves the right to redefine the areas to allow for fair competition.)
Selection of the nine finalists will be based on: originality, understanding and assimilation of the topic, composition, and grammar.
The nine finalists will be interviewed for final judging during a phone call or zoom meeting. Three finalists will win the 1st place prize of a $1000 scholarship and $500 in prize money. Three second place winners will win a $250 scholarship and $250 in prize money, and three third place winners will receive $100 in prize money.
All scholarships will be sent directly to the college or trade school that the student chooses after their senior year of high school. Prize money, in the form of a check, will be awarded to the students as soon as the contest is complete.