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. 


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.