Fergus Electric Cooperative will be awarding two $1,000 scholarships and the statewide winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship to a college or trade school.
Contest rules are:
The student must be a junior or senior in high school in the fall of 2021.
The student cannot be a prior winner of the youth tour.
The student and/or parent or guardian must be served by a rural electric cooperative that is a member of the Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association.
The student must write an essay of 400 words or less (double spaced) on the topic: “How has reliable electricity benefited you and your community through the COVID-19 pandemic?”
Essays should include a cover page with the student’s name, address, telephone number and the cooperative’s name. Essays and applications are due January 27, 2021. Mail them to: Youth Tour Essay Contest, Fergus Electric Cooperative, 84423 US Highway 87, Lewistown, MT 59457.
Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association in Great Falls selects a state winner and Fergus Electric also sponsors a student. For additional information, contact Erika at 535-3417.
Each June, 25 Montana high school juniors and seniors go to Washington, D.C. as young ambassadors for rural electric cooperatives. Representatives are selected by writing an essay on a specific topic. Information and the topic will appear on this page in October and in the Fergus Features newsletter in Rural Montana at the same time.
The winner for 2021 was Katie Glennie of Judith Gap.