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For years, Beltrami Electric Cooperative has been able to fund college scholarships with unclaimed capital credit dollars.  Following Minnesota state laws for unclaimed property, we publish the unclaimed capital credits list on our website and in our newsletter in an attempt to find the rightful owner of the money. We continue to publish and carry unclaimed capital credit amounts on our books for 7 years.  If, after 7 years, we still have not located the owner, the law requires us to either turn the money over to the state, or donate it, so your cooperative funds scholarships.

Beltrami Electric Cooperative and its board of directors are pleased to able to award scholarships annually to deserving students attending seven area high schools in our service area. 

The schools included in this program include:
Bemidji High School
Blackduck High School
Laporte High School
Cass Lake-Bena High School
Kelliher High School
Red Lake High School
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High School.

To be eligible, students' parents or guardian must be a member of Beltrami Electric Cooperative, the student must be a senior at one of the high schools listed above. The students must send proof of enrollment in a post secondary education institution the following year and completion of one semester to the high school where the scholarship was awarded.

2020 Beltrami Electric Cooperative Scholarship Application

*Applications for these scholarships are now available and are handled through the guidance office/scholarship committee at participating high schools. Please contact your school's guidance counselor or scholarship committee for more information. Each individual school handles the application/selection process.  Check with your school for application deadlines and application requirements.


Beltrami Electric Cooperative At-Large Scholarship Program

Beltrami Electric will award an At-Large Scholarship to Beltrami Electric Cooperative members or dependents of Beltrami Electric members who plans to enroll as a full-time student in their first year in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school. Students that attend a high school that already receives scholarship funds from the cooperative are ineligible for the At-Large scholarship.

The At-Large scholarship program is for students who do not attend one of the seven schools listed under Beltrami Electric's High School Scholarship program.

2020 At-Large Scholarship Application - due April 1, 2020.


Contact Angela Lyseng at 218.444.3689 or email for more information or questions.



Minnesota Cooperative Education Foundation offers scholarships to those interested in a career at a Cooperative. Click here for more information.

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