2021 Youth Tour Replaced with Scholarship Contest

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.