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Fanning-Fussell Scholarship

Pictured above: Thurman Fussell and 2019 scholarship recipients Brayden Love, Carson Cansler, Madison Hansen and Kylan Watkins. Not pictured: Kole Marlatt and Joshua Stewart.


About The Scholarship

The Fanning Fussell Scholarship was established in 2001 in memory of Max Fanning and in honor of Thurman Fussell. The board and management chose to name the scholarship after the two men because of their dedicated service to their cooperative and their communities. 

Who Qualifies?

Northwestern Electric awards the Fanning-Fussell Scholarship to applicants who satisfy the eligibility requirements and are selected by the Scholarship Committee of the NWEC Board of Directors.  The $1000 scholarship is for one year and can only be used for tuition, books, and room and board.

Applications are due on Monday, February 1, 2021.

To be eligible, students must be a senior and reside in a household served by NWEC.  For a complete list of eligibility requirements and application, click on the following link:

Scholarship Guidelines and Application

Scholarship Flyer



In Memory of Max Fanning

1961 - 1996


Essay Resources:

USDA Rural Development - Cooperative Services

        Co-ops 101

Examples of Co-ops

Materials from Oklahoma's Association of Electric Cooperatives

        Youth Power Resource Manual

        Co-op 101 - Oklahoma Specific

Materials from Northwestern Electric Cooperative

        NWEC Corporate Profile


If you would like a hard copy of the Youth Power Resource Manual, Co-op 101 - Oklahoma Specific Booklet, or the Northwestern Electric Cooperative Inc. Corporate Profile, just stop by our Woodward office and we will be happy to provide those!




Interested in other youth opportunities? Learn more about:

Youth Tour

Energy Camp



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