Cloverland Cares Announces 2022 Scholarship Recipients

Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. (May 2, 2022) – Cloverland Cares, the non-profit foundation of Cloverland Electric Cooperative, is pleased to announce its spring 2022 scholarship recipients. Applicants were evaluated based on an essay, financial need, school involvement, community service and work experience, educational and career goals plus supporting letters of recommendation.

“Cloverland has awarded scholarships to members for nearly two decades,” said Cloverland Electric’s President and CEO, Mike Heise. “With the Cloverland Cares scholarship, we’re emphasizing utility tech programs to support many career paths like we have at the cooperative along with schools in our EUP service territory.”

Cloverland Cares scholarships are available to high school seniors or those returning to school to complete a degree or change careers. Eligible schools include Lake Superior State University, Bay Mills Community College, Les Cheneaux Culinary School, Great Lakes Boat Building School and utility tech programs offered at Alpena Community College, Lansing Community College and Northern Michigan University.

“We’re pleased to double the number of scholarship award recipients this year for a one-time $2,000 scholarship,” said Allie Brawley, Cloverland Electric’s Director of Business Development & Communications who serves as Cloverland Cares Board President. “We appreciate all members who support Cloverland Cares to benefit scholarships and E.U.P. food banks and hope to continue expanding this program.”

Spring 2022 Cloverland Cares Scholarship Winners:

Utility Tech Programs:

·       Dryden Bergeron, Alpena Community College

·       Kevin Leach, Alpena Community College

·       Alec Storey, Alpena Community College or Northern Michigan University

EUP Area Schools

·       Brynn Janetta, Lake Superior State University – Fisheries & Wildlife Management

·       Emily Roe, Les Cheneaux Culinary School

·       Elizabeth Storey, Lake Superior State University – pre-medicine

Cloverland Cares divides funding equitably among Cloverland’s three districts. Since there were no scholarship applications from district C this year, the award dollars will be balanced out through a food bank grant award in district C and additional considerations for the fall grant cycle (deadline: September 30). For details and grant application, visit: //cloverland.com/cloverlandcares

Launched in 2020, Cloverland Cares is a bill round up program that generate funds to contribute back to the communities served by Cloverland Electric Cooperative. Cloverland Cares officially launched as a separate non-profit entity with the specific focus to support school meal programs, food banks and scholarships.

Cloverland Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-owned utility located in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula. With over 4,000 miles of line and 43,000 meters, Cloverland serves 34,000 residential, commercial and industrial members in Chippewa, Mackinac, Luce, Schoolcraft and Delta counties.

This story was prepared by the staff at EUP News or contributed from an outside source.

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