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NIPCO Announces 2019 Scholarship Awards

  • Posted: 05.01.2019

Five students have received scholarships from NIPCO and Basin Electric Power Cooperative for the 2019/2020 academic year.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, student activity, volunteerism, and character. In addition, each applicant must submit an essay, outlining his or her experience. Three scholarships are awarded to a dependent of a NIPCO employee and two are offered to dependents of an employee of a NIPCO Member Cooperative. NIPCO was pleased to award scholarships to the following individuals:

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO CHILDREN OF NIPCO EMPLOYEES:

  • Noah Watson, son of Member Relations & Development Manager Angela Catton and Tim Watson was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Basin Electric Power Cooperative. Noah will be a Sophomore at Iowa State University in the fall and is working toward a degree in Community and Regional Planning.
  • Caden Washburn, son of NIPCO Executive Vice President and General Manager Matt Washburn and wife, Courtney, was awarded a scholarship in the amount of $850. Caden will be a Sophomore at Iowa State University in the fall and is working toward a degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • Shelby Scheitler, daughter of NIPCO Chief Financial Officer Jane Scheitler and husband, Bill, was awarded a $600 scholarship from NIPCO. Shelby will be a Sophomore at Iowa State University and is pursuing a degree in Accounting.

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO CHILDREN OF NIPCO MEMBER COOPERATIVE EMPLOYEES:

Jonathan Cheek

NIPCO awarded a $600 academic scholarship to Jonathan Cheek, son of Nishnabotna Valley REC Communicator Janell Leinen. Jonathan will graduate from Harlan Community High School in May and plans to attend the University of Nebraska in Lincoln in the fall to major in Ag Economics and Environmental Sciences.


Colby Andersen

NIPCO also awarded a $600 academic scholarship to Colby Andersen, son of Harrison County REC Sub Foreman Jim Andersen and his wife, Lois. Colby will graduate from Woodbine High School in May and plans to attend Iowa State University to major in Agricultural Studies.


Congratulations to NIPCO’s scholarship winners!