Youth Programs


Seniors from URE households are eligible to compete in these scholarships.

Students in school standing by lockers2-year path scholarships – career technical/community college scholarship competition.

As area schools have increased programming and curriculum focused on career readiness and high demand employment fields, URE is committed to keeping pace with the pathways today’s students are exploring. URE will award 2 scholarships based on a personal essay/career plans, contributions made to the community, a panel interview, and school and leadership activities.

4-year path scholarships – college/university scholarship competition.

URE will award three scholarships based on academic achievement, contributions made to the community, a panel interview, and school and leadership activities.

The first place student will be URE’s representative to the OEC (Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives) statewide scholarship competition. This competition recognizes students for their classroom achievements along with their contributions to the community and their ability to speak in front of a panel of judges.

Deadline for both programs: Monday, February 13, 2023.

Youth Tours

Interested in a life-changing leadership experience in Washington, D.C.?

Students standing together in school hallwayJune 17–23, 2023

What is Youth Tour?

The Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Youth Tour is an annual leadership program sponsored by URE. It’s a weeklong, all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., that gives high school students the opportunity to learn about our nation’s rich history, make new friends from across the state and country, and visit Capitol Hill to meet with legislators.


  • Must be a high school sophomore or junior.
  • Must be a son, daughter, or legal ward of a URE member living on the cooperative’s lines and receiving electric service from the cooperative at the time of selection.
  • Must submit an application along with grade transcripts indicating cumulative credit hours and grade-point average.
  • Must submit a letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor, principal, teacher, or community or organization advisor.

For more info and to apply, visit our Youth Programs page.