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Basin Scholarship

Sorry this Scholarship is closed for 2019.

Please check back for 2020 scholarship information in November 2019.

Our 2019 Basin Scholarship winner is Alexander Palecek

Alex Palecek, Yankton, SD received the $1000 Basin Electric Scholarship for his award winning essay "How a cooperative can build a culture to best serve its members".

Alex will continue his education as a sophomore at the University of Minnesota, to pursue a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering with a Neuroscience minor, then he would like to complete a Ph. D. in Neuroengineering and subsequently search for a teaching position at a university. He hopes to spend his career instructing all levels of course as a tenured faculty concurrently completing groundbreaking research in the subfield of neural sensing technologies coupled with machine learning algorithms.

Alex is the son of Kristi and Lance Palacek.


Each year, Clay-Union Electric Cooperative awards a $1,000 Basin Electric scholarship to one of our members or their dependents.

The selection procedure is handled by a committee and the candidates must provide information regarding ACT and SAT ratings, GPA, and extracurricular school and community activities.

The applicant must be a student who is enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time graduate or undergraduate course of study at an accredited, two year or four year college, university, or vocational/technical school and parent or guardian must be a member of Clay-Union Electric.

Learn more about the 2019 Scholarship by downloading the information brochure.

2019 Basin Scholarship Application



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