As part of our commitment to the community, Darke REC's annual scholarship program helps local students achieve their educational goals. Students are selected by a panel of three judges in interviews held in the spring at the cooperative office. Students are judged on their academic performance, school and community activities, personal interviews, and cooperative knowledge.

Darke REC scholarships are awarded to the first-place winner, which receives a $2,000 scholarship, and second, third, fourth and fifth-place winners, which each receive a $1,000 scholarship. The first-place student qualifies to participate in the Ohio's Electric Cooperatives scholarship competition, where they can win an additional scholarship.

2024 Children of Members Scholarship

Darke REC is accepting applications for the 2024 scholarship program! Click here to review the program rules and regulations, and click here to download the application form. All scholarship applications are due February 15, 2024.


2023 Scholarship winners left to right: Erin Bergman ($2,000), Jacob Rice ($1,000), Dominic Rhodehamel ($1,000), Mason Shuttleworth ($1,000), Madison Warner ($1,000). 


Scholarship winners 2023