Montana’s electric cooperatives have elected not to participate in The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) 2021 Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.
However, the Youth Tour essay contest for 2021 will still go on, with the statewide winner receiving a $2,500 scholarship to a college or trade school. In addition Southeast Electric Cooperative will also offer a $1500.00 scholarship to its winner.
The topic for this year’s essay is: How has reliable electricity benefitted you and your community through the COVID-19 pandemic?
The criteria to be eligible for the Youth Tour Essay Scholarship is:
• The student must be a junior or senior in high school in the fall of 2021 (currently a sophomore or junior).
• The student and/or parent or guardian must be served by an electric cooperative,
• The essay must include the application and a cover page with the student’s name, address and telephone number.
• Submit the essay to SOUTHEAST ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE no later than Dec. 18, 2020
If you have any questions, please call Vicki Fix at 406-775-8773.