For over 50 years, Iowa electric cooperatives have sponsored high school students from across America to visit the nation's capital. Each year, ECI REC sponsors two high school juniors on this expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Investing in the Leaders of Tomorrow.
Check out the current and past Youth Tour participants sponsored by ECI REC.
Youth Leadership Council
Youth Tour winners may also apply to serve on NRECA's Youth Leadership Council and represent the state of Iowa in this capacity.
In 2010 one of ECI REC's Youth Tour winners represented Iowa, serving on the council for 2010-2011 period.
Scholarship Program for Youth Tour Alums
Youth Tour alumni who’ve completed their first year of college or received the equivalent credits can now apply for the Glenn English National Cooperative Leadership Foundation scholarship. More than 5,000 former youth tour participants dating back to 2009 are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
Applications will be accepted from January through March. As part of the application, students must include a link to a video testimonial explaining how they have demonstrated one of the seven cooperative principles. The application can be found on the Youth Tour Portal of NRECA.coop.