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. 

Deadlines for Scholarships:

  • Basin Electric Power Cooperative is February 1, 2024
  • Online Drawing is March 31, 2024
  • High School Senior's is March 31, 2024
  • Non-Traditional Student is March31, 2024

In 2023, $104,500 in scholarships were awarded as follows:

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

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, 2024.

Complete the Online Scholarship Application by March 31, 2024. Winners will be contacted via email. 


Each year Crow Wing Power awards a variety of scholarships to high school seniors pursuing post-secondary education. If your primary residence is served by Crow Wing Power and you attend one of the high schools listed below, please connect with your high school counselor for applications and additional details. 

Scholarships are available to students in the Aitkin, 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 enroling in one or more years after graduating high school.

Applications are being accepted until March 31, 2024.

Complete the Non-Traditional Student Scholarship Application by March 31, 2024. Crow Wing Power employees will review applications and select a reciepient. Award winner will be contacted via email. 


Basin Electric Power Cooperative takes great pride in its ability to assist in developing rural leadership in our region through our scholarship

The Basin Electric Power Cooperative Scholarship Program is designed to recognize and encourage the achievements of the children of member-cooperative employees and consumers.

Since the scholarship program began, more than 5,700 young people in the Basin Electric system have benefited from this program. I
wish all applicants the best. We have high expectations for your success in the future.

Todd Brickhouse
Interim CEO / General Manager

Dependent children (including adopted or step-children) of Crow Wing Power Members are eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship. The applicant must be a student who is enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited, two-year or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school. 

Basin Electric will be awarded without regard to other awards, loans, or financial assistance the applicant may have obtained. 

Scholarship applications will be open on October 1, 2024.