Scholarships Announced

Scholarships Announced

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) announced two scholarship opportunities for former Youth Tour winners and students pursuing careers in the rural engineering field. 

"This will be the fifth year the Youth Tour Alumni scholarships are offered, which includes one $10,000 winner and four additional $1,000 winners," said OEC Education and Outreach Coordinator Tory Tedder-Loffland. "In 2015, a 2012 OEC Youth Tour winner, Hayden Hefner from Bridge Creek, won the $10,000 scholarship! We know we have youth in our area more than capable of winning these scholarships."


The Glenn English Youth Tour Alumni Scholarship committee is proud to have awarded over $60,000 to Youth Tour alumni since starting the program in 2014. To be eligible, applicants must ­— among other criteria — be a U.S. citizen, have participated in Youth Tour and be working on completing his/her first undergraduate degree. 


The interest and success of the Youth Tour Alumni scholarship inspired the Glenn English Scholarship Committee to partner with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Rural Electric Power Conference (IEEE-REPC) to add an additional opportunity: The Next Generation Rural Engineering Scholarship.

Each year, the committee awards two $2,000 scholarships to college students seeking a career in the rural electric engineering fields. Applicants of the Next Generation Rural Engineering Scholarship are not required to be former Youth Tour participants.

Application portals are open for both scholarships. Links can be found at Both application deadlines are April 1. Winners will be selected and notified in mid-July.

Visit for complete lists of eligibility requirements and application instructions.

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