In 1990, North Central Public Power District established the Peter E. Thomassen Scholarship in honor of the late Peter E. Thomassen for his dedicated years of service at North Central PPD.

Students enrolled in the two-year Utility Line Program at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska and are a customer or a dependent of a customer of North Central PPD are eligible for the scholarship.

North Central encourages individuals who are looking for a rewarding career, enjoy working outdoors, are safety conscious and who like a challenge to consider a career in the electric utility industry. In almost two decades North Central has awarded this scholarship to several recipients who have selected the electric utility industry for their career.

This scholarship is for tuition only. If you are the recipient of a full tuition scholarship from another party, then you will not be eligible to receive the Peter E. Thomassen Scholarship.

North Central Public Power District’s board of directors will review all scholarship applications submitted and make their selection at the April board meeting. The recipient(s) of the scholarship will be notified by North Central Public Power District.

To obtain information about how to apply for this scholarship, please contact your school’s guidance counselor or contact our office.

You may also print the application out and submit it to our office or you may also complete the application online using one of the links provided. Once you have completed the online application you will need to save the completed application and then email it to

Applications need to be submitted to North Central PPD office by April 10th.

If you have questions about submitting the application, please contact Sherrie at 402-358-5112.