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ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE YOUTH TOUR

Each of Arkansas’ 17 electric cooperatives select representatives for the Youth Tour. Those winners will join approximately 1,500 youth from 38 states in Washington for the National Rural Electric Youth Tour.

 

2024 Youth Tour Scholarship information and application

Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative will select outstanding high school juniors to attend Youth Tour,
an all-expenses-paid educational trip to Washington, D.C., from June 15-21. Students selected to
participate will have an opportunity to earn a $5,000 scholarship.


During the tour, the chaperoned group will visit historic sites such as Mount Vernon, the Smithsonian
Institution, Arlington National Cemetery, the Lincoln Memorial, the United States Holocaust Memorial
Museum and the U.S. Capitol. Youth Tour delegates will also visit with members of the Arkansas
Congressional delegation.


SWAECC will select students based on their submitted application and an interview with the top applicants.

Download Application Here


Other criteria to be considered includes:

  • Be a current high school junior.
  • Have a parent, grandparent or guardian who is a member of Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative (include the member’s name and account number with your submission.)
  • Be acknowledged as a good student and submit an up-to-date transcript of courses taken in high school.
  • Submit letters of recommendation from the high school principal and counselor (or favorite teacher) explaining why the student will make an exemplary Youth Tour participant.

Application, letters of recommendation and transcript should be mailed or delivered to the attention of:


Rhonda Morrow, Executive Administrator
Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative
2904 East 9th Street
Texarkana, AR 71854.


Application, transcript and letters of recommendation must be postmarked no later than March 22. The
winning contestants will be notified of their selection shortly thereafter. For more information regarding
submission or other details, please contact Rhonda Morrow, Executive Administrator, at 870-772-2743 ext.
1201 or 1-800-782-2743.


2023 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour Winners

Adelene Westfall of Nashville High School and daughter of Jeffery and Amy Westfall and Cameron Gordon of Genoa Central High School and granddaughter of Jimmy and Linda Gordon, were selected as winners of an essay-writing contest on the topic of the “Why it isn’t Always Feasible to Replace Fossil Fuel Power Generation with Renewable Energy Power Generation.”

Adelene Westfall

Adelene Westfall

2023 Winner

Adelene Westfall of Nashville High School and daughter of Jeffery and Amy Westfall was selected as one of two winners of an essay-writing contest on the topic of the “Why it isn’t Always Feasible to Replace Fossil Fuel Power Generation with Renewable Energy Power Generation.”

Cameron Gordon

Cameron Gordon

2023 Winner

Cameron Gordon of Genoa Central High School and granddaughter of Jimmy and Linda Gordon, was selected as one of two winners of an essay-writing contest on the topic of the “Why it isn’t Always Feasible to Replace Fossil Fuel Power Generation with Renewable Energy Power Generation.”