Schaffnit Earns IEC Memorial Scholarship

Left: Andrea Schaffnit earned an IEC Memorial Scholarship through Adams Electric Cooperative.

Adams Electric Cooperative is proud to announce that Andrea Schaffnit of Unity High School is one of sixteen winners of this year’s Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives (IEC) Memorial Scholarship. She is the daughter of Kevin and Nicole Schaffnit of Mendon. Andrea competed for the scholarship with 285 other students from across the state. The $2,000 awards are given each year to sixteen sons/daughters of electric co-op members, employees, or directors. A seventeenth scholarship is reserved for a student interested in lineworker’s college and will be announced at a later date. Andrea will be recognized during the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ annual meeting on August 1, 2024 in Springfield.

Candidates were judged on grade-point average, college entrance exam scores, work and volunteer experience, school and civic activities, and a short essay demonstrating their knowledge of electric cooperatives.

This fall, Andrea will attend Southern Illinois University Carbondale to major in Health Care Management. Adams Electric Cooperative is honored to have a scholarship recipient and is excited to see how she will represent the community.


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