Ten local students whose families are served by The Victory Electric Cooperative Assn., Inc., earned a $1,000 Lightner Community Spirit Scholarship. The scholarship program recognizes students who demonstrate academic success and show a commitment to bettering their community.
“We congratulate the 2021 scholarship winners and are proud to reward the students for their academic success and dedication to their community,” said Shane Laws, Victory Electric CEO. “As a not-for-profit cooperative, one of our guiding principles is ‘Commitment to Community,’ and I can’t think of a better way than a scholarship program to give back to the communities we serve and encourage youth to be involved in their individual communities.”
The name of the scholarship honors the Lightner family of Plymell, Kansas. Richard Lightner served on the Victory Electric board of trustees for 37 years and his father, George, served 31 years previous. Both strongly supported Victory Electric’s community and youth programs.
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be an active member in good standing with the cooperative, or a dependent of such member. Applicants must also be a current full-time student or entering an accredited trade school, college or university. For more information on eligibility or the application process, visit victoryelectric.net or contact Victory Electric’s communications department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Victory Electric Cooperative Assn., Inc., a member-owned electric distribution cooperative, is headquartered in Dodge City and serves consumers in nine southwest Kan counties. Victory Electric was organized in 1945 to primarily serve farm and residential services. Through the years, Victory Electric expanded to its current consumer base of diversified loads ranging from industrial, commercial and irrigation loads with about 3,200 miles of distribution and transmission line. For more information, visit victoryelectric.net or Victory Electric’s social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.