Cuivre River Electric awards scholarships
The Cuivre River Electric Community Trust has awarded $18,500 in scholarships to 37 students from Pike, Lincoln, Warren and St. Charles County.
Among the 37 were two students from Elsberry who graduated from Clopton High School and five who live in Bowling Green.
The Clopton graduates are Benjamin Bruckerhoff, now attending Culver-Stockton College and his sister, Ellyn Bruckerhoff, who is going to Missouri State University.
Students from Bowling Green receiving scholarships are Alexis Barnes, now at Pike-Lincoln Technical Center; Megan Hakenwerth, who is attending the University of Missouri-Columbia; and Kaitlyn Huber, now at Hannibal-LaGrange University.
Scholarship funds are donated by Cuivre River Electric members who participate in Operation Round Up by rounding up their electric bill payments each month to the next highest dollar. Since the program began in 1997, more than $810,000 has been awarded to help over 1,715 area students achieve their academic goals.
Students are eligible to be considered if they live in the Cuivre River Electric Cooperative service area and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 while attending undergraduate courses at an accredited university or technical school. For more information on Operation Round Up and Cuivre River Electric Cooperative visit www.cuivre.com or call 800-392-3709, ext. 230.