Each year Victory Electric is proud to offer the Lightner Community Spirit Scholarship to 10 high school seniors and current college students.

The scholarship is designed to recognize students who have demonstrated academic success and show a commitment to bettering their community.

To be eligible, 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 trade school, college or university (two or four year).

Applications must be received no later than March 1. The name of the scholarship honors the Lightner family of Plymell, Kansas. Richard Lightner is retiring from the board in April after serving Victory Electric’s board of trustees for 37 years.

His father, George, served 31 years previous. Both strongly supported Victory Electric’s community and youth programs.

"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," said Shane Laws, Victory Electric CEO. To access the application form please visit our website at victoryelectric.net/content/scholarships.

For further information please contact Jerri Whitley, vice president of communications, at 620-371-7730 or a communications@victoryelectric.net. For more information visit Victory Electric’s website at victoryelectric.net or on social media at facebook.com/victoryelectric or twitter.com/TheVictoryElec.