Cooperatives around the world operate according to the same set of seven core principles and values, adopted by the International Co-operative Alliance. These principles are a key reason that electric cooperatives, like Battle River Power Coop, operate differently from other electric utilities, by putting the needs of their members first.

The scholarship program sponsored by Battle River Power Coop illustrates our dedication to two of the cooperative principles: education and concern for community. Both principles are about sustainable development within communities. Our scholarship program is a way that we can directly help members of the communities within our service area.

AnnuallyBattle River Power Coop offers up to 5 scholarships of $1,000.00 for dependents of our members entering their first-year post-secondary studies in either a diploma or degree granting program.

Congratulations to our 2020 recipients for the Battle River Power Coop scholarships:

  1. Eric Brisson of Leduc County, who is enrolled in a Computing Science program at Augustana Campus – University of Alberta.
  2. Ashley-Marie Ference of Ardrossan, who is enrolled in a Bachelor of Science program at the University of Alberta.
  3. Benjamin Marshall of Bruderheim, who is enrolled in a Power Engineering program at NAIT.
  4. Avery Nelson of Ferintosh, who is enrolled in an Agriculture program at Olds College.
  5. Darby-Anne Swanson of Czar, who is enrolled in a Political Studies program at Augustana Campus – University of Alberta.

To learn more about our scholarship recipients, please visit https://www.brpower.coop/members/newsletter/ for their biographies.

While Battle River Power Coop focuses on providing safe, reliable, cost effective electricity delivery to our members, we also work for the sustainable development of communities we serve by supporting the education of member’s dependents through the scholarship program. In addition, we offer sponsorships for member dependents to the Alberta Community and Co-operative Association Youth Leadership Program which promotes building confidence, developing skills, and instilling co-operative values.

Serving our members means more than just keeping the lights on. Congratulations to the 2020 Scholarship recipients! Good luck with your upcoming studies!