Washington, D.C. Youth Tour 2021 - has been cancelled.
Sophomores and Juniors
are eligible to attend the Youth Tour to Washington D.C. held annually in June. This national event brings students together from all over Ohio to travel together to meet their peers in D.C. Every student who goes comes back raving about the experience. This is not your average school field trip! Tour participant must be the son, daughter or legal ward of an Ohio Rural electric distribution cooperative member or renter living on URE lines at the time of the tour. Learn how to enter and WIN.
The Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Youth Tour is an annual leadership program sponsored by URE. It’s a week long, all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., that gives exceptional high school students the opportunity to meet with their congressional leaders at the U.S. Capitol, make new friends from across the state and country, and see many of the famous Washington sights.
Electric cooperatives from 43 states will send about 1,600 students
2020 Youth Tour trip: CANCELLED due to Covid-19
High School Scholarships - Class of 2021
High School Seniors from URE member households are eligible to compete in this one-year scholarship contest.
URE Scholarship Competition - focuses on academic achievement but also considers contributions made to community and school activities.
In the URE scholarship competition, URE will select THREE students for URE scholarships.
The first place student will be URE's representative to the OEC (Ohio's Rural 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.
Ohio's Rural Electric Cooperative (OREC) Scholarships
In addition - the first place recipient will have the opportunity to compete for the OREC scholarships.
At the state level, our TOP nominee will compete against nominees of other Ohio Electric Cooperatives for additional scholarship money.
Download the application - do a "save-as" with your name as the file name. Then type in the saved document. Print all pages so both applicant and parent/guardian can sign. Submit the application to your guidance counselor for their input on page 3. In order to be considered for the scholarship, the application must be returned to the URE office by FEB. 8, 2021.
Follow the links below to access the application form and rules.
URE Scholarship Rules (pdf)
Each applicant is required to watch and be prepared to answer questions about the cooperative business model: https://ohioec.org/orientation/
Mail in or drop off: URE 15461 US Highway 36 Marysville, OH 43040
or scan and email to email@example.com