PIE&G Communities First Fund awards scholarships

Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op members continue to assist area community organizations and individuals through the voluntary roundup of their electric and natural gas billings. Member contributions to the Communities First Fund provide funds for grants and scholarships for use in their local communities within the PIE&G service area.

At its recent meeting, the PIE&G Communities First Fund Board of Directors awarded 15 scholarships of $1,000 each to the following 2014 high school graduates:


Matthew Belanger

Ryan Day

Tanner Goebel

Cade MacArthur


Mariah Ehrke

Sara Fullerton

Emily Glass


Alyssa Ableidinger

Brice Kenyon

Rogers City

Ashley Hilla

Rebecca Myers

Margaret Spens


Shannon Kievit

McKenzie Matthewson


Andrew Dillon

The A. Barkley Travis Memorial Scholarship, valued at $500, was awarded to Joseph Torres of Almont.

Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op provides electric and natural gas service to more than 40,500 member-owners. PIE&G serves a nine county area across Northeast Michigan and its headquarters is located in Onaway.