Julia Trygstad Receives $1,000 Basin Electric Scholarship

Julia Trygstad Receives $1,000 Basin Electric Scholarship


Julia Trygstad of Nunda is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from Basin Electric Power Cooperative based in Bismarck, N.D. She is the daughter of Karen and Eric Trygstad.

Basin Electric awards over 170 scholarships per year to children of member cooperative employees and children of member cooperative consumers across the region. Trygstad’s mother, Karen, works as a custodian in administrative services at East River Electric Power Cooperative in Madison, a Basin Electric member.

Julia will attend South Dakota State University in Brookings to pursue a degree in nursing. Throughout her years at Rutland High School, Julia was involved in basketball, volleyball, track, choir, band, drama, FFA, National Honor Society, student council, and more. She was also on the A Honor roll. In her spare time, she likes to get outdoors and spend time with her friends and family. “Thank you, I’m grateful for this opportunity,” said Julia. “scholarships like this one will help me to get a quality education.”

“Congratulations to Julia and her family on this wonderful honor,” said East River Electric CEO/General Manager Bob Sahr. “Julia’s commitment to academics, athletics, activities, and her community shows her dedication to achieving her goals. We wish Julia well as she continues her education at South Dakota State University.

Since the scholarship program began, over 5,000 students in the Basin Electric system have benefited from this program. Recipients are selected based on academic record, potential to succeed, leadership, and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, a statement of education, and career goals and an outside appraisal by a teacher or adviser.

Pictured (Left to Right) Bob Sahr, Julia Trygstad, and Karen Trygstad.