Atchison-Holt Electric Cooperative, Rock Port, Missouri, will accept applications from students interested in pursuing a degree in Electrical Distribution Systems at an accredited institution in Missouri, Kansas or Iowa. This program provides for students a scholarship as well as on-the-job training. General provisions of the scholarship are as follows:


Eligibility Requirements

A.  Applicant should reside in the Atchison-Holt Electric Cooperative service territory.

B.  Applicant shall be expected to participate in an interview with the cooperative general manager and/or staff representatives in June of the application year.

C.  Applicant should be a student in good academic standing with a minimum 2.5 high school cumulative GPA, or GED with 260 minimum score.   

D.  Applicant should be admitted as a full-time student to the school of choice and be accepted into that institution’s Electrical Distribution Systems Program.

E.  Applicant should attend school commencing during the Fall semester immediately following receipt of the application.


Selection and Award of Scholarship

A.  To be considered, applicants must submit a complete application by the scholarship application deadline of June 30, 2023. The criteria used to evaluate applications for award will be based upon the following:

  • Academic achievement

  • Civic involvement

  • Leadership

  • Ability to communicate clearly-defined personal goals through personal goal statement (on application)

  • Financial need

  • Interview conducted by the general manager and/or cooperative staff

B.  Selection Priority:  This is a one-time annual scholarship awarded to full-time students attending an accredited EDS program. Atchison-Holt Electric Cooperative will determine the number of awards based on need and the number of applicants as well as the availability of funds. In the event a student is unable to fulfill the requirement of full-time enrollment for the fall semester in the year the scholarship is awarded, the scholarship may be transferred to the next available alternate.

C.  Scholarship Award:  The scholarship provides up to $1,500 annually to begin in the fall semester upon the student’s verified enrollment. The scholarship may be used for the cost of tuition, fees, books, tools, and/or other costs associated with a student’s education. The scholarship is renewable each semester if the recipient meets the continued expectations of the scholarship, up to $3,000 maximum per recipient.   


Application Packet

Deadline for application to assure consideration for the next following academic year is June 30, 2023. Please submit the following to be considered:

  • Letter of acceptance to an accredited institution and admittance to the school’s EDS program.

  • High school transcript, college transcript or official GED score report.

  • Complete scholarship application, including personal goal statement.

  • Two letters of character reference.

  • Applications may be printed and mailed along with transcript or GED report and letters, or you may apply online at under the heading “Safety” then “Scholarship.” If you apply online, please mail your high school transcript or GED score report and your letters of reference. Applications submitted via email must arrive by 4:00 p.m. June 30, 2023.

  • Applications may be mailed to Atchison-Holt Electric Cooperative, Inc., Attention: Kevin Dechant. P.O. Box 160, Rock Port, MO 64482.

Click here for the 2023 AHEC Scholarship Application