2020 Scholarship Applications available Online
and at Columbia REA's offices in Walla Walla
In 1999 Columbia REA established an Academic Scholarship Program for members or dependents of members with an active electricity account served by Columbia REA. Each year, three continuing education scholarships are awarded to eligible applicants. The Clark A. Brewington Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $1,500, is awarded to the highest scoring applicant. The remaining two academic scholarships are in the amount of $1,000 each.
Once awarded, these scholarships are renewable for up to three additional consecutive years provided the recipient remains a student in good standing with at least a 2.75 grade point average at an accredited institute for higher learning.
Application packets are available at our main office, and on our website.
Completed applications are due at Columbia REA no later than Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, to be eligible for consideration.
The scholarship applications will be reviewed, and recipients will be notified in late March. the scholarships will be presented to the recipients at the Annual Membership Meeting which will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2020.
In 2006, after a tragic boating accident took the life of CREA lineman Jeff Meredith, a fourth scholarship was established in his memory by the cooperative. The Jeff Meredith Scholarship is a one-time award of $2,500 to help the recipient to attend a recognized lineman's training program leading to a career as an electric utility lineman.
The eligibility requirements are similar to those mentioned for the academic award, but they differ slightly.