Scholarship Programs

The Energy Cooperative and the Operation Round Up Foundation offer scholarship programs to high school seniors whose parent(s) or legal guardian are members of the Cooperative receiving electric, natural gas, or propane services. Each January, information is mailed to guidance counselors at the high schools in the Cooperative’s service territory. The scholarships are typically awarded at our Annual Meeting.

Applicants must be a graduating high school senior who has been accepted at an accredited four year college or two year technical school and is the son or daughter of an active Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up Foundation Program participant. For more information and qualification, please contact your school Guidance Counselor or see the scholarship packet information below.

Operation Round Up Foundation, Inc. Scholarships

The Energy Cooperative Round Up Foundation, Inc. offers scholarships to reward those students who have committed themselves to the pursuance of a college education. This scholarship rewards those students expressing the following values in their lives:

  • Accountability - The candidate demonstrates a high level of maturity through accountability for their actions.
  • Integrity - The candidate expresses highest standards of character.
  • Innovation - The candidate demonstrates innovation and determination in development of their future plans and making their goals a reality.
  • Community Commitment - The candidate has good citizenship traits and a record of contribution to their local community.

The Jay Barker Scholarship was created for those who plan to pursue a future in business or finance. The Scholarship will be awarded at The Energy Cooperative’s Annual Meeting of Members held in May. *Members of the immediate families and persons residing in the households of Directors, Managers, and Distribution cooperative employees and OREC or affiliated organization employees are not eligible to participate. The households of Directors, Managers, and Distribution cooperative employees and OREC or affiliated organization employees are not eligible to participate.

To be eligible for the JAY BARKER SCHOLARSHIP, students or their parents must be members (customers) of The Energy Cooperative and either a high school senior or enrolled in college. Qualified candidates or their parents must be a resident of LICKING COUNTY.

The scholarship for children of members is available for high school seniors whose parents/guardians are permanent residential members of The Energy Cooperative. Please note, family members of of those affiliated with electric cooperatives are not eligible to apply.

Youth Tour

During the month of June, Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives sponsor a group of students going into their senior year of high school to go on the National Rural Electric Cooperative’s Association (NRECA’s) to Gettysburg and Washington, D.C. This seven-day trip will take place June 18-25, 2020 and includes visits with your Hoosier U.S. Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill and a rally with over 1,800 student delegates from across the country.

Unfortunately, the 2021 Youth Tour has been canceled due to the pandemic. We look forward to continuing this great program in 2022!