The Victory Electric Cooperative Assn., Inc., is excited to offer our scholarship program to high school seniors and current college students again in 2018.

In the spring Victory Electric will award ten $1,000 scholarships to it’s members or their dependents.

The Lightner Community Spirit Scholarship is designed to recognize students who have demonstrated academic success as well as showing commitment to bettering their community.

"We are proud to offer a reward to students who have 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 own community."

The name of the scholarship honors the Lightner family of Plymell, Kansas.

Richard Lightner has been on Victory Electric’s board of trustees for 36 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 be a student or entering an accredited college or university (two or four year). Applications are due March 1.

For more information and to download the application, please visit Victory Electric’s website at victoryelectric.net or contact Jerri Imgarten at 620-371- 7730 or jerri@victoryelectric.net.

The Victory Electric Cooperative Assn., Inc., a member-owned electric distribution cooperative, is headquartered in Dodge City and serves all or parts of nine counties in southwest Kansas. Victory was organized in 1945 to serve primarily farm residential services.

Through the years, Victory has expanded to a broad consumer base of diversified loads ranging from industrial, commercial and irrigation loads with 2,700 miles of transmission and distribution line.

For more information visit Victory’s website at www.victoryelectric.net, www.facebook.com/victoryelectric or twitter.com/TheVictoryElec.