One-hundred-and-two area high school students received scholarships this spring for their post-secondary education from Dakota Electric Association. Others receiving part of the $160,000 unclaimed capital credits this year are students at Inver Hills Community College and Dakota County Technical College who will receive their scholarships in the fall.
Dakota Electric has donated $1,339,495 since 1990 to help students reach their goals through post-secondary education.
“We are pleased to be able to help our local students this way,” Dakota Electric’s President and CEO Greg Miller said. “As a not-for-profit electric cooperative, Dakota Electric is proud to provide these scholarships from unclaimed capital credits as an investment in the future of our local youth.”
The following students received scholarships this year:
Apple Valley H.S.
Connor Van Dorpe
Cannon Falls H.S.
Eagan High School
Eastview H.S., Apple Valley
Henry Sibley H.S., Mendota Heights
Lakeville North H.S.
Lakeville South H.S.
James Van Ert
Red Wing H.S.
Simley H. S., Inver Grove Heights
The money for the annual scholarships comes from unclaimed patronage capital, also known as capital credits.