Butler REC Awards Over $15,000 in Scholarships

Benjamin Olenick

Butler Rural Electric Cooperative recently awarded over $15,000 in scholarships to 10 high school students whose parents are members. Benjamin Olenick was the top recipient, receiving the Michael L. Sims Scholarship. Benjamin will receive $2,500 each year of his college career for up to four years and will compete for up to $3,900 in additional scholarships from Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives. Michael L. Sims was Butler Rural Electric Cooperative’s general manager who retired in 2020 after working at the co-op for 44 years. 

Olivia Armstrong

Olivia Armstrong is the recipient of the cooperative’s newest scholarship, the $2,500 Thomas Humbach Scholarship. Thomas Humbach was Butler Rural Electric Cooperative’s attorney from 1983 until his retirement in 2021. 

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