First Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for its scholarship program and the 2019 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., according to a news release.
High school seniors whose parents or guardians are First Electric members may apply for one of nine $2,000 scholarships awarded each year.
To be eligible for the scholarships, which are funded through Operation Round-Up, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average through their senior year of high school and upon graduation, attend an accredited institute of higher learning in Arkansas on a full-time basis, according to a news release.
High school juniors whose parents or guardians are First Electric members may apply for the Youth Tour, an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 14-20. To enter, juniors must submit an application. A select number of applicants will be interviewed.
Both applications are available under the “Community” tab at www.firstelectric.coop and at any First Electric office. Applications are due by March 15 for the Youth Tour and by May 1 for the scholarship program. They may be dropped off at any First Electric office or mailed to Marketing and Communications Department; First Electric Cooperative; P.O. Box 5018; Jacksonville, AR 72078.