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Youth Tour

Youth Tour



     Notice of Change 2021 Youth Tour to Washington DC

Scholarship Opportunity


(Current) Sophomores and Juniors

Not for Seniors






  Youth Tour replaced with Scholarship Contest

Montana Electric Cooperatives have elected not to participate in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) 2021 Youth Tour to Washington D.C., due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.

However, the Youth Tour essay contest for 2021 will still go on, with the statewide winner receiving a $2500 scholarship to a college or trade school. In the event that the McCone Electric Cooperative essay winner is not selected as the statewide winner, the McCone Electric Cooperative essay winner will receive a $1000 scholarship to their college or trade school.

The topic for this year’s essay: How has reliable electricity benefitted you and your community through the COVID-19 pandemic?

The criteria to be eligible for the Youth Tour Essay Scholarship is:

  • The student must be a junior or senior in high school in the fall of 2021(currently a sophomore or junior)
  • The student and/or parent or guardian must be served by an electric cooperative.
  • The essay must include a cover page with the students name, address and telephone number
  • Submit the essay to your electric cooperative no later than December 18, 2020.

If you have any questions, please call Scot Brown at McCone Electric. 1-800-684-3605 or 1-406-485-3430       email:





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