Co-Mo Connect Lineman Scholarship
THE CO-MO LINEMAN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW OPEN!
The Co-Mo Connect Lineman Scholarship is an opportunity for local high school seniors who might be interested in attending electric line school through the Electrical Distribution Systems (EDS) program at State Tech in Linn, MO, or Ozarks Technical in Lebanon, MO. This scholarship is only available to students interested in the EDS program.
Eligible students must live within Co-Mo’s service territory to be considered, attend OTC or State Technical College, and eventually be accepted into the EDS program. Even if the student resides in a town where Co-Mo is not their electric service provider, they are still eligible to apply. For example, Co-Mo Connect does not electrically serve the town of Versailles, but a student living in the city limits would still be eligible for the scholarship because Co-Mo provides electric service around the entire town. Here is a link to our service map to help visualize our service territory/area boundaries.
The application period for this scholarship is NOW OPEN. Please use the links below to fill out the appropriate paperwork and return it to Co-Mo before April 15, 2024.
2023 Scholarship Winners Announcement
Golf is a sport that offers numerous benefits, including friendly competition, the beauty of the greens and fairway landscapes, healthy exercise, and the satisfaction achieved from a well-placed shot. With so many things to enjoy, adding a way to give back to the community is just icing on the cake. By playing in the Mark Imhoff Memorial Lineman Scholarship Golf Tournament, golfers are supporting local students in their pursuit of becoming line workers.
Each year, funds from Co-Mo’s golf tournament go to the Co-Mo Connect Lineman Scholarship, which is an opportunity for local high school seniors who are interested in attending electric line school through the Electrical Distribution Systems (EDS) program at State Tech in Linn, MO, or Ozarks Technical in Lebanon, MO.
Students are selected for the scholarship by submitting an application that includes information on their personal goals, work history, character references, and even a two-page essay on why they want to become line workers. The applications then go to our scholarship committee, which will choose the recipient for that year.
This year, we are honored to announce that Jack Moon of Tipton and Trace Murdock of Versailles have been awarded this scholarship and will be attending State Technical College in Linn this fall.
We offer at least one scholarship to a deserving individual each year. If you know a high school senior interested in becoming a line worker, have them fill out an application on our website!
Eligible students must live within Co-Mo’s service territory, attend OTC or State Technical College, and eventually be accepted into the EDS program. Even if the student resides in a town where Co-Mo is not their electric service provider, they are still eligible to apply. Please visit our website for more information on all the rules and stipulations.
Are you looking for a way to support our scholarship recipients? Participate in the Mark Imhoff Memorial Lineman Scholarship Golf Tournament that takes place in late July every year. This year was a fantastic year full of fun, food, and prizes! Be sure to keep an eye out for sign-ups beginning in early spring of next year for the next tournament!
2021 Scholarship Winner Announcement
Co-Mo Connect, Powered by Co-Mo Electric Cooperative, recently awarded its inaugural Mark Imhoff Memorial Lineman Scholarship to Marcus Imhoff of California.
Marcus is a graduate of California High School and will be attending Ozarks Technical Community College in Lebanon this fall. He also has plans to join the Electrical Distribution System (EDS) program to become an electric lineman.
Imhoff is the nephew of Mark Imhoff, the scholarship's namesake and a former line foreman at Co-Mo until his passing on April 19, 2001.
"It's especially humbling to give Marcus this scholarship on the 20th anniversary of Mark's passing," says Brian Rasa, an Area Lineman at Co-Mo and coordinator of the Mark Imhoff Memorial Lineman Scholarship Golf Tournament. "Marcus is an amazing young man, and we look forward to seeing what he does in the future."
The Second Annual Mark Imhoff Memorial Lineman Scholarship Golf Tournament will be taking place late this summer, on August 21, 2021. The event will be at Rolling Hills Country Club in Versailles, MO. Along with the golf tournament, the entry fee includes food and the chance to win prizes.
"We are honored to host the tournament for the second consecutive year," said Rasa. "It's a great tradition and a fantastic way to memorialize Mark. Co-Mo is proud to help raise money for lineman education, and each year, we look forward to seeing everyone get together to play golf, share a meal and have a good time in his memory."
For more information about securing a team in the tournament or becoming a tournament sponsor, contact Kelsie Baldus at email@example.com.