Parkland Light and Water / Charles (Chuck) Nelson Scholarship

Open toFor students at Washington

This Scholarship is funded annually by the Parkland Light and Water Company.


A Scholarship award is made to a graduating senior of Washington High School.

Amount1 scholarship(s) of $1,500 each. (total annual contribution: $1,500)
Award notesOne time award.
Selection criteria
  • Must be a graduating senior who is the son or daughter of a Parkland Light and Water Company member, or a student residing in the home of a Parkland Light and Water Company member, for the duration of their high school education.
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA or better for the last three years as a student at WHS.
  • Must have shown good citizenship, and have participated in school and community activities.
  • Financial need is also a consideration
Selection process

The Washington Scholarship Committee will select the recipient. An alternate shall be selected annually and the scholarship shall be awarded to that individual if the primary award winner does not meet the requirements of the scholarship.


Parkland Light & Water logo

Parkland Light & Water Co. is the nation’s oldest mutual utility, established February 17, 1914. A mutual is a form of cooperative where the members of the utility are also the owners. As a part owner in the company, the members also have a voice in how it is operated. Today, PL&WCo has 29 employees who work to serve 4,400 households with electricity and 7,600 households with water. This translated to 100 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and one billion gallons of water delivered annually.

Administration of the fundThe fund is administered by the Franklin Pierce Foundation, a nonprofit corporation registered in the State of Washington.
Method of payment
  • Receipt of a completed Scholarship Acceptance Form will hold this scholarship for the student. The scholarship can be held no longer than 16 months after June 30th of the year of graduation from high school.
  • Upon receipt of Proof of Enrollment Form including a student ID number, funds will be released to the institution in the name of the student.
Complete the Scholarship Acceptance Form and Proof of Enrollment Form online at:
Fund typeAnnual scholarship