Highschool graduates.

Investing in education

SELCO started its scholarship program in 1991 as an important component of our mission to help members reach their financial and educational goals, awarding more than $250,000 in the past five years alone. In 2023, we celebrated the past successes and invested in the future of 20 high school seniors to the tune of $52,500 in scholarships! The next application period will be open February 1 to March 31, 2024.

The Richard Metzler opportunity scholarship ($5,000)

In addition to our $2,500 scholarships, the $5,000 Richard Metzler Opportunity Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who, despite adversity or lack of opportunity, has demonstrated excellence in education, leadership, or civic responsibility.  

To be considered for The Richard Metzler Opportunity Scholarship, applicants must be residents of Lane County and meet the SELCO Scholarship eligibility requirements. No separate application or materials are required.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be:

  • A SELCO member or the immediate family member of a SELCO member (SELCO employees and their immediate family members are not eligible).
  • A graduating senior from a four-year accredited high school with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university.

Selection Process

The SELCO Scholarship Committee reviews all applications. In the event of closely qualified applicants, the committee may also request interviews. Recipients will be announced and notified by mail.

Award Distribution

Funds will be released to scholarship recipients by the end of June.

If you have questions or need additional information, email or call 541-686-5382

Meet Past Recipients

Enjoy a throwback video below showcasing our 2018 scholarship recipients as they describe what would be included in their future Wikipedia page.

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