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2016-2017 Scholarship Winner Essays

The Application Deadline for 2017-18 Scholarships is  Dec. 1, 2017

Benton REA is committed to supporting education for all our youth. To ensure a wide range of students has access to the 5 Benton REA scholarships awarded each year in January/February, we offer two scholarship programs: Trade/Technical and Academic.

Academic Scholarships: Each year, the Benton REA awards up to five separate $8,000 continuing education scholarships to qualifying Benton REA members or their children whose main residence is within Benton, Yakima or Lewis counties and are graduating high school seniors. The scholarship recipients receive $2,000 each year for four years of continuing education. Students must submit a completed application, copies of transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, and a 500-word essay.

Academic Scholarship Application

Academic Scholarship Provisions

Trade/Technical Scholarships: Each year, Benton REA awards up to five separate $8,000 trade/technical scholarships to qualifying Benton REA members or their children whose main residence is within Benton, Yakima or Lewis counties and are graduating high school seniors. Scholarship recipients receive the $8,000 in equal installments based on the duration of the selected curriculum. Trade/Technical Scholarships can only be used for a program that is a maximum of two years in length and must be at a technical or trade institution or a pre-approved Certification Program or Associate in Applied Science Program at a community college or university. Students must submit a completed application, copies of transcripts, Experience Sheet, and a 300-word essay.

Trade/Technical Scholarship Application

Trade/Technical Scholarship Provisions

Trade/Technical Experience Sheet

Benton REA awards the scholarships during its Annual Meeting held in February. The program is widely publicized in local media, bill inserts and through the Benton REA member magazine, Ruralite. For more information about Benton REA’s Scholarship Program, please contact Member Services at (509) 786-8265, toll free at 800-221-6987, or e-mail memberservices@bentonrea.org.

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