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Win a Trip to Washington, D.C.

Montana Electric Cooperatives Association (MECA) has elected not to participate in The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) 2021 Yourth Tour to Washington, D.C. due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and current restrictions in place.

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, Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative will offer two, $2,000 scholarships to YVEC members.

This year’s essay topic is: How has reliable electricity benefitted you and your community through the COVID-19 pandemic?

Guidelines and eligibility for the Youth Tour Essay Scholarship:

  • 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 a cover page with the student’s name, address and telephone number.

Deadline: Application and essay due by December 18, 2020.

Youth Tour Application

Step 1 of 2

  • Please complete this form and return with your essay to YVEC no later than Friday, December 18, 2020.
  • Applicant Contact Information