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2021 Youth Tour Competition

Deadline: April 1

The 2021 Youth Tour trip will be replaced with a laptop/ scholarship award. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) 2021 Youth Tour to Washington D.C. was canceled due to safety concerns regarding travel and the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, the Ozarks Electric Youth Tour essay contest for 2021 will still go on and each winner (2 from Arkansas and 2 from Oklahoma) will receive a laptop in May of 2021 and a $500 scholarship upon graduation.

We will select four outstanding high school juniors from Arkansas and Oklahoma through an essay and virtual interview process. This contest is open to all students enrolled in a school (or homeschool) system located in one of the counties served by Ozarks Electric.

Questions about Youth Tour? Contact us here!

Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

Each year, Ozarks Electric Cooperative sends four high school juniors on an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. These students join 1,400 other juniors, also sent from cooperatives across the country to learn about our nation's government, our nation's history and their place in our nation's future. Students are selected through an essay and interview process.

Students may contact their high school guidance counselors for information about Youth Tour. Each student will write an essay on a topic provided by Ozarks Electric. The essay must be submitted by the deadline to be eligible.

After the essays are judged, finalists will be selected to be interviewed. Winners from Arkansas and Oklahoma are selected to attend the trip that takes place in June each summer.

This contest is open to all students enrolled in a school (or homeschool) system located in one of the counties served by Ozarks Electric in Arkansas or Oklahoma.

Simply complete and submit the online form below by April 1.