GCEA provides scholarships for traditional and non-traditional students.
GCEA has provided student scholarships for decades thanks to unclaimed patronage capital, the generosity of members, the Allen, Somrak and Drake families, Tri-State Generation and Transmission, Basin Electric Power Cooperative, individual directors, and GCEA employees.
A student is eligible to receive a scholarship if the student, their parent, legal guardian, or foster home receives electrical service from GCEA.
First-time applicants must fill out an application form, which is available in the link below and provide the following information:
- Two letters of recommendation
- High school or college transcripts
- List of high school and community activities
- A 200-word essay or 3-minute video explaining what being part of an electric cooperative means to you
First-time non-traditional students do not need to submit high school transcripts or a list of high school activities.
Returning college students who previously received a GCEA scholarship are eligible for continued funding if they meet certain academic requirements. Return applicants must fill out a return student application and submit an original certified college transcript.
Students may apply for scholarships to be applied towards any form of higher education, including community colleges and universities; trade schools; online schools; and international programs. Schools must be accredited.
The scholarship must be used within the school year.
Students must have a 2.0 or higher GPA to be eligible to receive a GCEA scholarship.
Applications should be emailed to email@example.com mailed to GCEA P.O. Box 180, Gunnison, CO 81230 or delivered to the Gunnison or Crested Butte Office.
GCEA members may contribute to the scholarship fund through our Operation Round-up® program.
For questions, please call 970-641-3520.