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Lineworker Scholarships

Completed applications must be postmarked or delivered by March 1, 2018 

Application packet can be viewed/downloaded at bottom of this webpage

Morgan County Rural Electric Association is proud to offer Lineworker Scholarships to assist individuals in establishing a career in the power industry. Lineworker Scholarship(s) will be awarded to applicants selected by the Lineworker Scholarship Committee.

An electrical line worker performs many different tasks, including climbing poles or operating aerial lift devices to work on overhead lines 25 to 200 feet above the ground, erecting substations, or digging trenches to string underground electric cable.

MCREA estimates that an Apprentice Lineworker can typically expect a starting wage upwards of $20 per hour, with the Journeyman Lineman earning potential of around $32 per hour. Typically, line workers also receive medical insurance, a pension plan, life insurance, and a retirement savings plan.

Mick Dechant from Brush and Jaysen Nelson from Fort Morgan were each selected to receive a $7,500 Morgan County REA Electric Lineworker Scholarship in 2017. Proceeds from Morgan County REA’s Annual Invitational Golf Tournament are used to fund the lineworker scholarship program. Click here for more about the 2017 Lineworker Scholarship recipients.

Qualified applicants must reside within the boundaries of Morgan County REA’s service area, and is attending or will attend an approved lineworker training program as a full-time student. MCREA’s service area boundary in northeastern Colorado includes all of Morgan County and portions of Logan, Weld, Adams, Arapahoe and Washington counties. 

Scholarship recipients are selected by a committee comprised from the MCREA Operations Department. The committee’s decisions are based on a number of factors, including academics, school and community participation, work experiences, and a student statement of goals and aspirations. In addition to the application, candidates will be required to participate in an interview process prior to selection for the scholarship. The scholarship recipients are not required to work at Morgan County REA after graduating lineworker school. There are no age restrictions to apply for the Lineworker Scholarships. 

Completed application materials may be delivered in person to:

MCREA Headquarters
734 Barlow Road
Fort Morgan

Or mailed to:

Scholarship Committee
Morgan County REA
P.O. Box 738
Fort Morgan, CO 80701

Applications may be picked up at the Morgan County REA office, from your high school counselor, or from the link below. Scholarship applicants will be notified after selections are made.

Click here for 2017-2018 Lineworker Scholarship Application Packet

Applications must be postmarked or delivered to MCREA by March 1, 2018



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