Youth Tour

Win a Trip to Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Montana Electric Cooperatives Association (MECA) will send students to The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) 2024 Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., on June 14-21. In the unfortunate event of cancelation, MECA will substitute a scholarship in lieu of the trip for the statewide winner.


This year’s essay topic is: If you could have dinner with one prominent Washington, D.C. figure, whether from the present or past, who would that person be and why? What would you ask them?

Guidelines and eligibility for the Youth Tour Essay Scholarship:

  • The student must be a junior or senior in high school in the fall of 2024 (currently a sophomore or junior).
  • The student and/or parent or guardian must be served by YVEC.
  • The essay must include a cover page with the student’s name, address, email and telephone number.

Deadline: Application and essay due by December 1, 2023.

To apply, you may use the form on this page or use the PDF version of the application to print, fill, and send your application to the cooperative by mail. Mail paper applications to:

Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative
PO Box 249
Huntley, MT 59037

Youth Tour 2024 Application (PDF)

Youth Tour Application

Step 1 of 2

  • Please complete this form and return with your essay to YVEC no later than December 1, 2023.
  • Applicant Contact Information