Tri-State Cooperative invests in EWC students

Wyrulec Secretary and Tri-State board member Julie Kilty with President Rick Patterson & Institutional Development Director John Hansen

Wyrulec Secretary and Tri-State board member Julie Kilty presents a check for $1000 from Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association to Eastern Wyoming College for student scholarships. Accepting on behalf of the college were President Rick Patterson and Institutional Development Director John Hansen.

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association recently provided Eastern Wyoming College with a $1,000 scholarship.  Over the past three years, Tri-State has given $3,000 to assist students at EWC with their educational expenses.

According to Susan Stephenson, EWC’s Director of Financial Aid, “Scholarships are vital in meeting the financial needs of our students and helping them to avoid load debt.  Generous donations like this to our Foundation and scholarship programs are key to our students’ success in college, which translates to successful employment in our communities.”

Tri-State’s continued investment in EWC has also been matched by the State of Wyoming’s Endowment Challenge program.  The program provides matching dollars to community colleges throughout the State of Wyoming.  At EWC, the Foundation manages the Challenge program.  John Hansen, Director of Institutional Development, believes that “matching donated funds allows scholarships to last beyond a lifetime.”  Tri-State’s investment in EWC is a testament to their business practices and belief in strengthening the communities that they serve.