Beverly Maasak Ahgeak Memorial Scholarship

The Cooperative provides scholarships of $1,500 to five (5) graduating seniors of Barrow High School annually. The amount and number of scholarships may be changed by the board of directors.

Applicants are required to be a high school senior who resides in Barrow, Alaska and must be a dependent of an active cooperative member, or be a cooperative member themselves.  Applicants must complete questions related to utilities, goals, and community involvement.

The scholarships are funded through the tariff rates paid by members of the Cooperative.

Eligibility: To be eligible for any scholarship, the applicant or applicant’s parent or guardian must be a member of the Cooperative. Applications will be reviewed by the BUECI administration and the BUECI Board of Directors. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants based on their response to the scholarship criteria. These are nonrenewable scholarships.

Deadline: The application period for the 2024 Beverly Maasak Ahgeak Memorial Scholarship is open February 21st, 2024 through April 15th, 2024 at 5:00 PM.  It's expected that the scholarships will be awarded in May of 2024.

For additional information, call 907-852-6166 ext. 1 or by e-mail at [email protected].

Youth Rally Leadership Camp

The application period for the 2022 Youth Really Leadership Camp is closed.

Barrow Utilities and Electric Cooperative, Inc (BUECI) is committed to enriching the educational experience of our local students and supporting future members and directors of the Cooperative.

BUECI is offering a great opportunity for two (2) 10th or 11th grade students to attend a week-long leadership camp at the College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho in July 2022.  Also, one student will be selected as the Alaskan representative to the National Rural Electric Cooperative’s (NRECA) Nation Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. which will be held in June of 2023.

The Youth Rally provides a full week of learning and fun. Students will attend interesting educational sessions, listen to amazing motivational speakers, play summer games of challenges and participate in fun activities such as barbeques, dances, bowling, and the local water park. All activities and games are designed to strengthen communication and leadership abilities and increase knowledge of the utility industry.

Cost: The Cooperative covers scheduled travel, meals, and program expenses from Barrow, Alaska.  Personal expenses, such as shopping, are not included.

Eligibility: Students must meet the following requirements to apply.

  • Be a dependent of an active BUECI member in good standing (current on bills).
  • Be enrolled as a sophomore or junior in high school, home-school, or an alternative school (Kiita) in Barrow, Alaska.
  • Students who have previously attended, or been selected to attend the Youth Rally for BUECI are not eligible.

For more information and how to apply, see the 2022 Youth Rally Leadership Camp Application & Guidelines

Hank Nikkels Scholarship for Engineers and APA-IBEW Local 1547 Scholarship

These scholarships are being offered through the Alaska Power Association (APA).

Please check the Alaska Power Association website for more information.