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. Fond du Lac Ojibwe School

  16. Grand Rapids

  17. Greenway-Coleraine

  18. Hermantown

  19. Hibbing

  20. Hill City

  21. McGregor Secondary School

  22. Mesabi East Secondary School

  23. Moose Lake High School

  24. Mountain Iron-Buhl

  25. Nashwauk-Keewatin

  26. Northern Lights Community School

  27. Northland-Remer

  28. Proctor

  29. Northeast Range High School

  30. North Woods High School

  31. South Ridge High School

  32. The Vermilion Country School

  33. Virginia

  34. Walker-Hackensack-Akeley

  35. Willow River

  36. Wrenshall

  37. At Large/Other*

  38. 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.