Deadline for 2023 has passed. Application submission is closed.
Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative is offering a $3,500 scholarship to cover books and tuition for the candidate chosen to attend the High Voltage Lineman Training Program at ASU-Newport, Arkansas this fall.
Applicants must be current members (or the child of a current member) of Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation in order to be eligible.
This is a 36-semester credit hour program consisting of 16 credit hours during the fall semester of courses that include introductions to utilities, climbing and groundman procedures, electrical safety, heavy construction equipment, DC and AC circuit analysis, technical mathematics and technical computer applications.
The spring semester consists of 16 credit hours of courses including overhead distribution systems and pole framing, principles of operation of high voltage distribution systems, underground distribution, technical composition, human relations, heavy construction equipment and introduction to transformers. In the final semester (4 credit hours), students will complete an internship at their local electric cooperative as their capstone course.
The successful candidate must complete an ASU-Newport Application for Admission and forward all college and high school official transcripts, medical immunizations records, ACT, ASSET or COMPASS scores and any other necessary records to the Office of Admissions and Records of Arkansas State University-Newport. The cost of housing while attending is not covered by the sponsor and must be provided by the student. More information about the program may be obtained at www.asun.edu/programs/newport/hvlt/.
In addition, the scholarship application must be accompanied by:
- Your most recent academic transcript from school
- A copy of your college entrance exam (ACT and/or SAT) scores
- Two letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or employer
- Documented high school activities school and community honors and activities.
For more information, email Rhonda Morrow at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 870-772-2743 ext.1201.
Tyler Lane Jeane, a graduate of Genoa Central High School and son of Samantha and Jeremy Jeane, was recently awarded a Lineman Training Scholarship from Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative to Arkansas State University-Newport. The scholarship is valued at $3,500 and cover books and tuition.
Briley Knowles, a graduate of Genoa Central High School and son of Kimberly Lanier and Greg Knowles Jr, was recently awarded a Lineman Training Scholarship from Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative to Arkansas State University-Newport. The scholarship is valued at $3,500 and cover books and tuition
William Zane Abney, a graduate of Ashdown High School and son of Toni Tackett and Billy Abney; and Hayden Linville, a graduate of Nashville High School and son of Eva Linville and Jeremy Linville, were recently awarded Lineman Training Scholarships from Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative to Arkansas State University-Newport.