IEC Memorial Scholarships

The 2023-2024 IEC Memorial Scholarships are now open for application for this school year to high school seniors in the EECA footprint!

SIXTEEN scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded in 2024 through the Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives (IEC) Memorial Scholarship Program.

Illinois electric cooperatives will award 16 scholarships in 2024 to financially assist deserving students in the electric cooperative family. The 16 scholarships, $2,000 each, will be awarded through the Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives (IEC) Memorial Scholarship Program administered through the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives in Springfield, IL.

Ten (10) scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors whose parent(s) are an Illinois electric co-op member. A 11th scholarship, the Earl W. Struck Memorial Scholarship, will be awarded to a high school senior student who is the child of an Illinois electric cooperative employee or director. Five (5) additional scholarships are reserved for high school seniors enrolling full time at a two-year Illinois community college whose parent(s) are an Illinois electric cooperative member, employee or director. The deadline to apply for the sixteen academic scholarships is December 31, 2023.

IEC Academic Scholarship Official Rules  IEC Academic Scholarship Online Application

A 17th scholarship, the LaVern and Nola McEntire Lineworker’s Scholarship, will help pay for costs to attend lineworker school conducted by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives in conjunction with Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, Ill. Children of co-op members, relatives of co-op employees or directors, and individuals who have served or are serving in the armed forces or National Guard are all eligible for this scholarship. Deadline for the lineworker’s scholarship is April 30, 2024.

IEC Lineworker Scholarship Offical Rules  IEC Lineworker Scholarship Online Application

To learn more about the statewide scholarship program, visit Please contact Brooke Guthman at, should you have any questions about the scholarship.

2024 IEC Scholarship Flyer

Congratulations to Hayley Drake of Sparta High School on her award of an IEC Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $2,000! Hayley is the daughter of EECA consumer-members Kevin & Lynette Drake. On May 22, 2023 she was presented with her award at the Sparta High School Awards Night by EECA Accounting Supervisor, and Sparta native, Cindy Krisby. Congratulations to Hayley and best wishes on your next chapter!

Hayley Drake and Cindy Krisby at awards night