Crow Wing Power understands the importance of education. In today's economy, it is often difficult for students to afford to continue their education following high school. As part of our commitment to the communities we serve, we want to help make attending college more affordable for our students.

Scholarship funding is made available through unclaimed capital credits and the Crow Wing Power Community Trust through Operation Round-Up® and is given to area educational facilities as the fund allows. 


In 2022, $85,000 in scholarships were awarded as follows:

  • 52 seniors from 11 area high schools received $1,500 each;
  • 3 seniors from area high schools received $1,000 each (on-line drawing);
  • 2 non-traditional students received $1,000; and
  • 2 students attending lineworker school received $1,000 each.

Each year in April, Crow Wing Power awards three $1,000 scholarships with a random drawing of applicants.

This year's online contest begins in October and ends on March 31, 2023.

Complete the Online Scholarship Application, opening in October, 2023. 

Each year Crow Wing Power awards a variety of scholarships to high school seniors pursuing post-secondary education.

Applications and additional details are available at each of the local high schools in the counselors’ office.

Scholarships are available to students in the Brainerd, Crosby-Ironton, Little Falls, Northland, Pequot Lakes, Pierz-Healy, Pillager, Pine River-Backus, Royalton, Staples-Motley, and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley high schools.

If you enjoy working outdoors and using your head and your hands to problem-solve, this may be the career for you. An electrical line worker performs many different tasks, including climbing poles or operating aerial lift devices to work on overhead lines 25 to 200 feet above the ground, erecting substations, or digging trenches to string underground electric cable.

Scholarships provided by Crow Wing Power are available for students pursuing a career in line work and attending M-State Wadena, Minnesota West and Community Technical College, or Dakota County Technical College.

Applications and additional details are available at each of the area line worker technical colleges.

Each year Crow Wing Power awards scholarships to students that are attending a non-traditional school (private, online, or charter), first time college students enrolling in one or more years after graduating high school.

Applications are being accepted until March 31, 2023.

Complete the Non-Traditional Student Scholarship Application, opening in October 2023.