MEC scholarship applications available

Published 8:31 am Wednesday, January 30, 2019

CASSOPOLIS — Midwest Energy and Communications is now accepting applications for the 2019 scholarship program.

High school seniors whose families receive monthly service from MEC at their primary residence are invited to apply for one of the four $1,000 college scholarships. Scholarship applications must be submitted by March 18, and awards will be announced in April.

Selection for the scholarship is based on academic performance, extra-curricular activities, community involvement and/or employment, and honors and awards. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a four-point scale is required and an official transcript must be submitted for final approval. Every applicant must also submit a short video essay. See full details and the online application at

MEC creates vibrant, relevant, sustainable rural communities by providing first-in-class electric distribution, propane, and fiber internet solutions to more than 40,000 consumers in 15 counties across southern Michigan and northern Indiana and Ohio, according to MEC officials.