Scholarships

The Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association (PREA) and REA Energy Cooperative, Inc. sponsor two (2) scholarship programs each year. Information about these scholarships is published in the February and March issues of Penn Lines magazine. You can also request an application for the Matson or Loudenslager scholarships by visting PREA's site. Hard copies are available at REA Energy Cooperative offices.

William F. Matson Scholarships- A minimum of five (5) $1,000 PREA Scholarship Trust Fund in Memory of William F. Matson scholarships are available for the 2015-16 college year.

  • Who is eligible? The PREA Scholarship Trust Fund in Memory of William F. Matson offers scholarships to sons and daughters of members and employees of electric cooperatives in Pennsylvania and New Jersey who belong to the Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association. Applicants must currently be high school seniors and be able to furnish necessary aptitude test scores and financial need information. A minimum of five (5) $1,000, one-time scholarships will be awarded.
  • Important dates to remember...All applications and required information must be received no later than May 11, 2015. Finalists will be sent a follow-up questionnaire that must be returned by June 15, 2015. Scholarship awards will be announced at the Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association Summer Meeting in July 2015.
  • How to apply...To receive an application, simply fill out and mail the coupon available in Penn Lines or contact REA Energy. If you would like to receive the application via email, please include your email address or visit www.prea.com, for more information.

 

Jody Loudenslager Memorial Scholarships- At least two $1,000 scholarships in memory of Jody Loudenslager are available through the Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association Scholarship Trust Fund in Memory of William F. Matson scholarships for the 2015-16 college year.

  • Who is eligible? The scholarship is available to any college-bound or college student who participated in the Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association (PREA) Youth Tour. Applicants need to furnish necessary aptitude test scores and financial need information.
  • Dates to remember...All applications and required information must be received no later than May 11, 2015. Finalists will be sent a follow-up questionnaire that must be returned by June 15, 2015. Scholarship awards will be announced at the PREA Summer Meeting in July 2015.
  • How to apply...To receive an application, simply fill out and mail the coupon available in Penn Lines or contact REA Energy. If you would like to receive the application via email, please include your email address or visit www.prea.com, for more information. Jody Loudenslager, a 1995 Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association Youth Tour student from Trout Run, Pa., was among the 230 passengers killed July 17, 1996, when TWA Flight 800 exploded shortly after take-off from New York. Since Jody was committed to higher education, the scholarship was created to honor her and help Youth Tour participants with college costs.