Scholarship Details

Where does the funding come from?
The scholarships are funded through a provision in Minnesota state law that allows cooperatives to donate unclaimed property (such as unclaimed capital credits or utility refunds) that remain uncashed for seven years.

Who is Les Beach?
Les Beach is a former Lake Country Power employee who was killed while helping restore power outages for Lake Country Power members in July 1999. Mr. Beach was employed 23 years in the cooperative's operations department as a line engineer. The memorial scholarship was established by the Lake Country Power Board to honor his memory and raise electrical safety awareness around power lines.

List of High Schools
Eligible area schools within the LCP Service Territory:

  1. Barnum High School
  2. Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School
  3. Carlton
  4. Cass Lake-Bena Secondary
  5. Cherry School
  6. Chisholm
  7. Cloquet
  8. Cromwell - Wright Ind School Dist 95
  9. Deer River
  10. East Range Academy of Technology and Science
  11. Ely - Memorial Secondary
  12. Eveleth-Gilbert High School
  13. Esko
  14. Floodwood
  15. Grand Rapids
  16. Greenway-Coleraine
  17. Hermantown
  18. Hibbing
  19. Hill City
  20. McGregor Secondary School
  21. Mesabi East Secondary School
  22. Moose Lake High School
  23. Mountain Iron-Buhl
  24. Nashwauk-Keewatin
  25. Northern Lights Community School
  26. Northland-Remer
  27. Proctor
  28. Northeast Range High School
  29. North Wood High School
  30. South Ridge High School
  31. The Vermilion Country School
  32. Virginia
  33. Walker-Hackensack-Akeley
  34. Willow River
  35. Wrenshall
  36. At Large/Other*
  37. At Large/Other*

* At Large/Other: Student must clearly demonstrate parent or legal guardian is a member of Lake Country Power, and:

  1. Is open-enrolled or attends high school outside the LCP service area, or
  2. Is home-schooled or attends private school, inside or outside the LCP service area, or
  3. Articulates obvious hardship, unusual circumstances or financial need.