Deadline Dec. 13 for students to apply for scholarship and Washington, D.C. trip

Attention all High School Juniors in counties served by Wake Electric: we are currently accepting applications for the 2018 Youth Tour.

Wake Electric seeks applicants for a one-week, all expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the 2018 Youth Tour. Winners also receive a $1,000 scholarship. Winners must go on the Washington Trip to be eligible for the $1,000 scholarship. The trip will be from June 9-15, 2018. Students who attend the Youth Tour will join 1,500 high school students from across the U.S. to learn about electric cooperatives, American history and the U.S. government. Students will also visit the historic sites and federal facilities of the nation’s capital, as well as spend time with their congressional delegations. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded the following year upon proof of enrollment in a college or university.

The deadline to apply is December 13, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.  Applications must be in our office by the deadline. Any applications received after that date will be disqualified. Applicants will be notified of their status in mid-January,

Applicants must currently be high school juniors in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and 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. to receive the $1,000 college scholarship.

To download an application for the 2018 Youth Tour, go to and click on the “Youth Tour” link under “Community Programs.” For exciting details on the Youth Tour and what you can expect, visit

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 Scholarship ($2,500); The Katie Bunch Memorial Scholarship ($2,000) and the Youth Leadership Council Scholarship ($2,000).

If you have questions, please contact Wake Electric at or (919) 863-6312.

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