Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. Replaced with Scholarships for 2021

APPLICATIONS DUE BY 5:30 PM ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2020. 

Montana electric cooperatives have elected to not participate in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's (NRECA) 2021 Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. due to the current uncertainties. However, Lincoln Electric will continue to honor our best and brightest students with three (3) new scholarships in 2021. These scholarships will be awarded based on based on a blended score of application, essay, and in-person interview.

The first place student will receive $1,500 from Lincoln Electric. Second place will be awarded $1,000, and third place will get $500. In addition, one student's essay will be sent to compete against other Montana students for a statewide-sponsored scholarship of $2,500.

Students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a sophomore or junior during the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Student or their parent/guardian must be a Lincoln Electric member.
  • Write an original essay on this topic: "How has reliable electricity benefitted you and your community through the COVID-19 pandemic?"

Interviews will be conducted on Tuesday, December 8 at Lincoln County High School. Applicants will be contacted to set up an interview time after applications have been reviewed.