Scholarship Program

We provide scholarships for traditional and non-traditional students

Gunnison County Electric Association (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
  • Individual directors
  • 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.

How to Apply



2022 application deadline is closed! 

First-time applicants must fill out an application form 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 every year to receive a scholarship.

*5-year scholarship award limit*

Additional Requirements

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 mailed to GCEA PO Box 180, Gunnison, CO 81230 or emailed to GCEA.

Contributions & Questions

GCEA members may contribute to the scholarship fund through our Operation Round-up® program. Visit our Operation Round-Up® page for more information.

For questions, please call (970) 641-3520.

Scholarship Recipients

Emails were sent to students to notify them of the value of their scholarship.