MEC AWARDS $5,000 MEC GRANT IN SUPPORT OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

Published by The Bee News

May 22, 2023

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Bullhead City, AZ – Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) is proud to announce one winner for the MEC 2023 Scholarship Program.

Students in MEC’s service territory attending a higher education institution this fall semester were eligible to apply for assistance up to $5,000.

Brooklyn Anderson was selected to receive a $5,000 scholarship as she enters her junior year as a biology major with emphasis on pre-medicine at Grand Canyon University in Arizona.

“MEC is proud to continue providing the tools and resources, if and when we can, to students who are furthering their educational goals and who took the time to complete the application for MEC’s scholarship,” said CEO Tyler Carlson. “Congratulations Brooklyn!”

Carlson envisioned a supplementary, MEC-awarded scholarship, and previous CFO Ardie Lauxman put into action an assigned capital credits account to create such a program. This annual scholarship is in addition to the thousands of dollars provided to Mohave Community College (MCC) to award student scholarships. Education, Training, and Information are part of the seven Cooperative Principles upheld by MEC to support the future of even the youngest of our members.

“Brooklyn has the unique opportunity of coming full circle with MEC’s programs, as I remember she received her first scholarship back in her junior year in high school. It’s very rewarding to see her continued success as a junior in college,” said Carlson.

Founded in 1946, Mohave Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit utility providing reliable, cost-effective power to 36,700 members, 43,500 meters, with more than 1,555 miles of line spanning areas from Bullhead City to Topock on the west, Hualapai to Burro Creek to the south, and Nelson to the east.

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