WAKE FOREST, N.C. – Wake Electric seeks applicants for a $1,000 scholarship for college, plus a free, all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the 2014 Rural Electric Youth Tour. The trip will be from June 14-20, 2014.

Students who win the two available North Carolina Rural Electric Youth Tour spots, sponsored by Wake Electric, will join 1,500 high school students from across the U.S. to learn about electric cooperatives, American history and the United States government. Students also visit the historic sites of the nation’s capital and will also get a chance to meet with their congressional leaders.

Applicants must be current high school juniors in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance or Wake counties. Applicants do not have to live in households served by Wake Electric in order to win.

Students must go on the trip to Washington, D.C. in order to receive the college scholarship and will be asked to meet with Wake Electric prior to going on the trip for a short orientation. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the winning students the following year upon proof of enrollment in a college or university.

To download an application or for more details, visit Wake Electric’s website at www.wemc.com/youthtours.aspx. The deadline to submit applications to the Youth Tour program is Friday, March 14, 2013 by 5 p.m. Applicants will be notified of their status by mid-April.

This opportunity is an excellent way for students to boost their college applications, as well as win a $1,000 scholarship from Wake Electric towards their college education.

Youth Tourist winners from across North Carolina will also be eligible to apply for and win one of three annual scholarships: The Gwyn B. Prince Youth Tour Scholarship ($2,500); The Katie Bunch Memorial Scholarship ($2,000) and the Youth Leadership Council Scholarship ($2,000).

If you have any questions, please contact Wake Electric at communications@wemc.com or (919) 863-6312.

The Youth Tour is funded through voluntary member and employee donations through the Operation RoundUp program.

Wake Electric is an electric utility providing reliable, safe and affordable energy and related services to more than 37,500 consumers in parts of Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties.


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