UEC Awards Scholarships


Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) has awarded academic scholarships to 14 students
and honored one individual the co-op’s lineman college scholarship.

The scholarships, aimed at supporting higher education opportunities, were granted to individuals whose parent or guardian are members of UEC.

The cooperative established these scholarships opportunities to recognize and encourage academic excellence among local students. The recipients were selected based on their academic records, leadership skills, community involvement, and their potential to make positive contributions to society.

The 14 academic scholarship recipients from UEC’s service territory are as follows:

  • Caren Cardenas
  • Lillian Wallis
  • Josie Goodrich
  • Gator Goodrich
  • Cidney Estes
  • Hailey Gardner
  • Taylor Copenhaver
  • Elizabeth Doherty
  • Horacio Zurita
  • Gavin DohertyHannah Walker
  • Emily Wadkins
  • Ryker McDonald
  • Josue Cordoba

Each recipient will receive $3,000, allowing them to pursue their educational goals and aspirations at the institution of their choice.

“We are delighted to announce the recipients of the Umatilla Electric Cooperative academic
scholarships,” said Weston Putman, manager of public relations at UEC. “These bright and promising students have displayed exceptional dedication to their studies and have demonstrated their potential to become future leaders. We are proud to support their educational journey and are confident that they will make a positive impact in their chosen fields.”

In addition, UEC announced that Brennin Nash of Hermiston was selected as the recipient of the cooperative’s $3,000 Lineman College Scholarship for 2023.

For more information about UEC, visit the cooperative’s website.


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