High School Seniors: Complete a video challenge by March 18, 2024 and you could earn $1,000 towards your post-secondary education.

If your family receives monthly service from Midwest Energy & Communications (MEC) at your primary residence, you are eligible to apply. Selection for the scholarship is based on the video submission along with academic performance, extracurricular activities, community involvement and/or employment, and honors and awards. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a four-point scale is required, and an official transcript must be submitted for final approval.  

Please note: Children of MEC employees and board members are not eligible to apply. 

MEC provides three main services: electric, propane, and fiber internet. Pick ONE and create a commercial to promote it.  

Don’t just read a script to us – think outside the box! Imagine you’re making a commercial for TV. What kinds of artwork, storytelling, and other creative flourishes can you use to advertise your chosen service in an unforgettable way? 

To help you out, we’ve included tips on how to make a great commercial, plus some examples of great commercials. Click here to check it out.

  • Videos should be 60-90 seconds long.  
  • Free tools that may help: 

We award four scholarships each year and announce winners in the spring.  

The deadline to apply is Monday, March 18, 2024.