At United Electric we truly care about the communities we serve. Our employees work together to make a difference in your community.
Two well established Cooperative principles include concern for communities, and education and training for our members. In keeping with these traditions, the Board of Directors of United Electric has decided to reinvest returned, unclaimed capital credits back to the community by providing educational scholarships to our members.
Several years ago, as a result of Pennsylvania’s lobbying efforts in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Electric Cooperatives are now able to use their escheated monies within their local communities. Escheat monies are capital credits from former members that have gone unclaimed because they have not been able to be located for 3 years. Legislators have agreed to allow the Cooperatives to use funds locally for specific community enrichment causes.
Click here for the 2023 Shine the Light Scholarship application.
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Youth Tour
Holding true to the education and training co-op principle, rural American teens have been sent for over 50 years to Washington, D.C. on the "trip of a lifetime," courtesy of local sponsoring electric cooperatives. United Electric is proud to participate and enrich the lives of high school juniors. Students meet with their elected officials, explore Capitol Hill and learn about the impact electric cooperatives have on their communities.
Youth Tour 2023 dates are scheduled for June 18-23. Previous attendees can attest to this life-changing trip that brings more than 1,000 high school students at at time together from all walks of life.
Contact us for application and additional information by clicking here.