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Allan R. Billett Memorial Line Worker Scholarship

This is a tribute to the high degree of professionalism that Allan Billett exemplified throughout his life and during his service to the Tanner Electric Board of Directors. The scholarship was created to honor the memory of Allan, who played a crucial role at Tanner Electric Cooperative as a Director and then as Board President. He was also a leader to the community of Anderson Island. He and his wife, Thelma, owned property on Anderson Island since 1967 and became permanent residents of Anderson Island in 1974.

At Tanner Electric, four core values serve as a foundation for our business practices: integrity, innovation, accountability and commitment to the community. These values are shared by other cooperatives in our region, and encourage Line Workers and staff to deliver exceptional service and to support their local communities. Allan was a great example to all of us, and symbolized each one of these values.

Allan was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington. He graduated from Stadium High School, the University of Puget Sound and the University of Washington Law School. Allan served in the US Army, practiced law for more than 44 years; he was an assistant city Attorney in Tacoma for six years. He was also a Pierce County Superior Judge in 1975 and an Adjutant Professor of Law at the University of Puget Sound Law School from 1975 to 1977. He served on the Tanner Electric Board of Directors as Board President for over 15 years; he was President of WRECA for two years, Board of Director for Doctors Hospital, Faith Home and on the ethics committee of St. Joseph's Hospital. His accomplishments were extraordinary, and his willingness to serve the community was commemorative. It is our hope that the men and women in our community who apply for this scholarship will be inspired by the character of our past Board President, and friend, Allan R. Billett.

We feel the Line Workers at Tanner Electric Cooperative have a strong public service aspect, and may be referred to as that of a "first responder." Indeed in the event of power outages, natural disasters, and snow, ice and wind storms, our Line Workers are critical in restoring the electric system.

Tanner Electric would like to encourage men and women who live in the Snoqualmie Valley to apply for this $4,000.00 scholarship and pursue an electric Line Worker career.

Please click here to view a list of frequently-asked questions concerning this scholarship.

In addition to the information below, the applicant must also provide a resume detailing experience, employment and duties, specialized skills and references. Applicants must also provide a transcript of grades from any educational institution attended within the past three (3) years. You must be a resident of the upper Snoqualmie Valley or Anderson Island to be eligible to apply.
Application must be received by April 3, 2023.

*Full Name:
*Date Of Birth:    (MM/DD/YYYY)
*Street Address:
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*Phone Number:
*Email address:
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*Social Security Number:
*Parent or Contact Name:
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*Are you a citizen of the United States?: Yes No
*Are you a Washington resident?: Yes No
*Do you have a valid driver's license?: Yes No
*Are you at least 17 years of age?: Yes No
*Have you received your high school diploma or GED certificate?: Yes No
*Are you currently enrolled in high school, college, or technical school?: Yes No
If yes, provide the name of the school:
*Have you ever been employed by an electric utility or cooperative?: Yes No
If yes, provide the name and dates of employment:
*Are you currently employed?: Yes No
If so, list the name of your employer:
May we contact your employer?: Yes No
*Are you willing to relocate to attend training school?: Yes No

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*What are your reasons for pursuing a career as an electric utility lineworker?:
*Who, if anyone, has inspired you to pursue such a career?:
*Explain the role that rural electric cooperatives play in your community.:

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Applicant's Statement

I agree to apply for any apprentice line worker position that is open at Tanner Electric Cooperative upon the completion of the line worker program giving Tanner Electric first consideration. I understand that successful completion of the line worker program does not guarantee me a position with Tanner Electric. I certify that the answers given herein are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application as may be necessary for scholarship consideration. In the event I receive the scholarship, I understand that false or misleading information may result in forfeit of the scholarship. I also understand that I am required to abide by all regulations as outlined by the Tanner Electric Board of Directors. I also acknowledge I may be subject to drug and alcohol screenings.

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