Delaware Electric Cooperative offers youth tour, scholarships

GREENWOOD, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative is proud to announce it will, once again, sponsor an all-expense paid trip for three high school juniors to attend the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, DC.

This year’s Youth Tour is being held June 12th-16th, and will bring together more than 1,600 students representing 44 states. Participants will see all that Washington, D.C. has to offer while learning about the history of the United States and the electric co-op movement.

This is an opportunity for students to meet with Delaware’s Congressional Delegation on Capitol Hill and tour the city. To participate in this program, students must be current high school juniors and their parent(s) or guardian(s) must receive their electric service from Delaware Electric Cooperative. Final selection for the Youth Tour will be made by a committee based upon an application and personal interview. The deadline to apply is March 18th.

The application and Youth Tour schedule are listed at the bottom of the page. For additional information, visit the Youth Tour website at www.youthtour.coop. Contact Kevin Yingling via email at kevin@decoop.com or by phone at 302-349-3120 with any questions.

Delaware Electric Cooperative is also excited to offer scholarships to students through the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives’ (VMDAEC) Educational Scholarship Foundation Board.

Any high school or home schooled senior graduating in 2016, whose parents or guardians are consumer-members of Delaware Electric Cooperative and whose primary residence is served by the Cooperative, is eligible to apply for the 2016 Electric Cooperative Educational Scholarship. An applicant must be entering his or her first semester at a college or technical/trade school in the fall of 2016.

The Foundation Board selects scholarship recipients based on a combination of weighted criteria, including financial need, academic achievement and a personal statement. For the Educational Scholarship application form, and for detailed information on the eligibility requirements and application process, please go online to www.co-opliving.com/community/scholarship.htm or www.vmdaec.com. Applications are due by February 10th.

Delaware Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric utility serving 90,000 member-owners in Kent and Sussex County, Delaware. For more information, visit DEC on the web at www.delaware.coop

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