Deadline nears for Federated’s Operation Round Up applications

Scholarships also available.

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JACKSON — The next deadline to apply for funds from Operation Round Up is Feb. 11. Operation Round Up funds are awarded by Federated Rural Electric’s Trust Board. About 77% of Federated’s members in Jackson and Martin counties allow their monthly electric bills to be rounded up to the nearest dollar amount. The “rounded up” change goes into a trust fund. An independent Trust Board, which consists of Federated members, evaluates local funding requests and distributes the funds.

The application form can be downloaded at, or can be requested by calling Andrea at 1-800-321-3520 or e-mailing:

Since 1995, more than $815,000 has been distributed to local organizations including senior dining, hospice, fire/ambulance departments and as high school scholarships.

Federated members with high school seniors can apply for one of nine $700 scholarships to be awarded through Operation Round Up. The scholarships will be awarded to one student in each of the six Federated districts, with three for district at-large residents. The application can be found on Federated’s website. Scholarship applications are due March 25.

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