Honoring a legacy

Hoosier Energy announces W. Eugene Roberts and Daniel L. Schuckman Memorial Scholarships

Hoosier Energy is proud to announce two new scholarships honoring the contributions of longtime Hoosier Energy Directors and Board Officers, Eugene Roberts and Dan Schuckman.

Eugene and Dan represented our members for a combined 35 years, devoting countless hours of service to achieve Hoosier Energy’s mission of providing members with assured, reliable and competitively priced energy and services in a safe and environmentally acceptable manner.

These scholarships will assist the next generation of transmission and distribution lineworkers, continuing Dan’s and Eugene’s lasting impact on our members and the communities we serve. 

Program Overview

Hoosier Energy is partnering with the North American Lineman Training Center (NALTC) located in McEwen, Tennessee, 4.5 hours south of Bloomington, Indiana. We selected this program due to NALTC’s demonstrated experience with students.

The 15-week intensive training includes:

• Pole Climbing
• Equipment Operation
• Distribution
• Transmission
• Underground

Certifications include:

• Pole-top Rescue
• Bucket Truck Rescue
• Safety and Health (OSHA)
• Commercial Driver’s License


Scholarships will be available to residents of Indiana or Illinois whose household receives electric service from one of Hoosier Energy’s 18 member distribution cooperatives. Preference will be given to qualifying students with a demonstrated need for financial assistance.

Recipients must have confirmed enrollment at NALTC, with the required paid deposit. They must also remain in good standing during the entire program.

Benefits & Selection

Hoosier Energy will award two scholarships annually in the amount of $5,000 per student. The scholarship covers the cost of housing, tools, equipment and first aid/CPR certification.

NALTC will select recipients based on eligibility criteria. Awards will rotate throughout communities served by Hoosier Energy member distribution cooperatives.