More than 100 area high school students received scholarships this spring for their post-secondary education from Dakota Electric Association. Others receiving part of the $160,000 in 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 almost $2 million since 1990 to help local 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.”
Students from the following high schools received scholarships: Apple Valley, Burnsville, Cannon Falls, Eagan, Eastview, Farmington, Hastings, Henry Sibley, Lakeville North, Lakeville South, Northfield, Randolph, Red Wing, Rosemount and Simley.