Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

Each year, Ozarks Electric Cooperative sends four high school juniors on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. called Youth Tour. The selected delegates will represent Ozarks Electric as they join more than 1,500 other students from electric cooperatives across the nation for a week-long experience in our nation’s capital. Throughout the week, delegates will have the opportunity to meet members of their state’s congressional delegation, visit historic sites, monuments and museums, and learn how electric cooperatives impact our rural communities.

In addition to the all-expenses-paid trip, selected delegates will receive a $500 scholarship from Ozarks Electric. Additional scholarship opportunities are available to Youth Tour delegates from the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas and Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives.

The application requires that each student write an essay on a topic provided by Ozarks Electric and provide at least one letter of recommendation. Essay finalists will be invited to an interview with Ozarks Electric representatives. Selected delegates from Arkansas and Oklahoma will attend the trip, which takes place in June each summer. 

2024 Arkansas Youth Tour: Saturday, June 15th – Friday, June 21st
2024 Oklahoma Youth Tour: Friday, June 14th – Thursday, June 20th

Applications for 2024 Youth Tour are closed.

This contest is open to all current high school juniors attending one of the following schools, as well as homeschoolers residing in those districts.

  • Cave Springs High School
  • Don Tyson School of Innovation
  • Elkins High School
  • Farmington High School
  • Fayetteville Christian
  • Fayetteville High School
  • Greenland High School
  • Haas Hall Academy
  • Har-Ber High School
  • Huntsville High School
  • Lincoln High School
  • Ozark Catholic Academy
  • Prairie Grove High School
  • Premier High School - Springdale
  • Prism Education Center
  • Saint Paul High School
  • Shiloh Christian
  • Springdale High School
  • Stilwell High School
  • The New School
  • Watts High School
  • West Fork High School
  • Westville High School


Youth Tour participants standing on the Capitol steps

Youth Tour participants standing in front of the the Iwo Jima Memorial