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C & L offers a scholarship to ASU-Newport Lineman School

Applications are available for individuals interested in pursuing a career as a high voltage lineworker. The successful candidate will be presented with a scholarship for tuition and books to attend Arkansas State University Newport’s High Voltage Lineman Program. (over $8,000 value).

Applicants must live in the C & L service area, score a 17 or higher on a college entrance exam, and must be 18 years of age prior to the CDL portion of the program (November). 

Fall semester enrollment period runs from August – November and the spring semester enrollment period runs from January – May.  A 10-week intern begins in May.  There is no on campus housing available, and the selected applicant will need to supply equipment (hooks, tools, bags) estimated range $1,500- $3,000.

 Before applying for the scholarship, contact Kenny Browning (870.512.7893) at ASU Newport for a pre-entrance pole climbing exercise. Fill out the application, attach two letters of recommendation and High School Transcript, and submit to C & L Electric by 5:00 p.m. March 29, 2024. 

 Scholarship application can be found at  Email applications to or submit electronically.  For further questions about the scholarship, call our office at 870.628-4221, ext. 103. You can also call ASU-Newport at 1.800.976.1676 or visit for more information.

This is a scholarship opportunity and does not guarantee or imply future employment with C&L Electric Cooperative.

Download the ASU PDF brochure

Download the PDF  Application

Print, complete and mail to our offices or simply complete it online below.

Please note: If you mail the application in you must include two letters of recommendation and your high school transcript. Applications must be submitted to C&L Electric by March 29th to be considered. 



High Voltage Lineworker Scholarship Application

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