North Western Electric Cooperative is proud to offer FIVE scholarship programs to the children of our members. 




The deadline to submit applications for the 2019 scholarship contests has passed. All students who submitted an application will receive a status letter in the mail.

Interviews will be held on Monday, March 4 at Defiance College. All eligible candidates will be notified via their status letter of the specific time for their interview.

Thank you to all the students who applied! Good luck!


Children of Members Scholarship

North Western Electric Cooperative, Inc. awards two (2) first place cash awards (one male and one female) of $1,500 each and two (2) second place cash awards (one male and one female) of $750 each.  One first place winner will compete in the statewide contest for additional scholarship funds.

Touchstone Energy® Achievement Scholarship

North Western Electric Cooperative, Inc. awards one (1) cash award of $1,000 to a graduating senior who has excelled despite personal challenges and who has exhibited the same values in their lives as the Touchstone Energy® brand: accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community.

Gertrude Studer Memorial Scholarship

North Western Electric Cooperative Inc., along with the Edgerton Area Foundation will award a $500 scholarship to one Williams County student in memory of longtime Edgerton resident, Gertrude Studer.  Gertrude is credited with attending every annual meeting of the cooperative since its inception.  She also loved attending the county fair and was involved in 4-H and FFA organizations throughout her life.

NWEC POWER UP Scholarship

North Western Electric Cooperative, Inc. awards one (1) cash award of $1,000 to a graduating senior from Four County or Vantage Career Center.




Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives Scholarship

North Western Electric Cooperative, Inc. offers this Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives Scholarship in partnership with Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative to a student of Defiance College. The student must be currently attending Defiance College.

One (1) cash award of $750 will be awarded to a Defiance College student who is a member, or whose parent or parents are members of one of the two sponsoring cooperatives. The student must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater and must be a full-time student actively pursuing a Bachelor's Degree. The scholarship will be awarded on basis of financial need so the student must not be the recipient of a full tuition scholarship or tuition reimbursement from their employer. This scholarship is awarded during the fall term of each year.

If you are interested in being considered for this scholarship, please complete the following form and deliver it to the Defiance College Office of Financial Aid.

Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives Scholarship Request for Consideration - Defiance College