2021 Youth Tour Replaced with Scholarship Contest

Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 12:00 am

Montana’s Electric Cooperatives Association (MECA) 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 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 also offer a $2,000 scholarship to each of its winners.

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.
  • Submit the essay to YVEC no later than December 18, 2020

For additional questions, please visit our Youth Tour page or call our office headquarters.