Federated Rural Electric, Jackson, congratulates the two local students receiving the 16th annual $1,000 Federated/Basin Scholarships. This is the 14th year that two students were selected.

Emily Stauter, Welcome, receives a $1,000 Basin/Federated scholarship. Stauter is a junior at Bethel University in St. Paul majoring in social work with a minor in psychology. She was a graduate of Granada Huntley East Chain High School. Stauter is the daughter of Rob and Lynda Statuer.

Faith Freking, Heron Lake, receives the $1,000 Federated/L&O/Basin Scholarship. Freking is a senior at Heron Lake-Okabena High School; she will attend South Dakota State University to major in nursing. Freking is the daughter of Mark and Sheila Freking.

“These scholarships come from two of our power suppliers, Basin Electric Power Cooperative based in Bismarck, North Dakota; and L&O Power Cooperative in Rock Rapids, Iowa,” stated Scott Reimer, Federated’s general manager. “We are members of both cooperatives since 2008. Basin awards 136 of these scholarships to local electric cooperatives. Federated is excited to award these $1,000 scholarships to Emily and Faith.”

The Basin Scholarships are available to Federated members with high school seniors and college students who will be enrolled full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school. Federated received 17 applications. Each applicant completed a two-page application, wrote an essay, submitted grades, a reference checklist, work history and involvement.