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Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) is now accepting applications for its 2016 academic scholarship program. Applicants must be dependents of a DMEA member and planning to enroll in or be enrolled full time in an accredited college, university or vocational school. Applications are available online through the DMEA website. The deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 29.

As a not-for-profit rural electric cooperative, DMEA operates according to seven guiding principles. One of those principles is education, training and information, which states, "Cooperatives provide education and training for members, elected representatives, managers, and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their cooperative." DMEA's scholarship program recognizes the importance of this principle and the role education plays in improving the lives of its members.

DMEA's 2016 scholarship opportunities include:

• $1,500 to one graduate from each of these schools: Cedaredge High School, Hotchkiss High School, Olathe High School and Paonia High School;

• $1,500 to two graduates of Delta High School;

• $1,500 to three graduates of Montrose High School;

• $1,500 to one student in each county attending a non-traditional school, such as homeschool, VISION, VISTA and/or charter schools;

• $1,500 to one student to attend Colorado Mesa University Montrose;

• $1,500 to two students to attend Delta-Montrose Technical College;

• $500 to two students from across the service territory, sponsored by Tri-State G&T;

• $1,000 to one student from across the service territory, sponsored by Basin Electric Power Cooperative.

DMEA awards all scholarships based on academic performance, extra-curricular and community activities, future goals, and an assigned essay. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29. Return completed applications to: DMEA Scholarship Committee, Attn: Phil Sanchez, P.O. Box 910, Montrose, CO 81402.

Applications may be submitted electronically. Call DMEA for details.

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