Rural Electric Youth Tour

Applications for 2015 Youth Tour are no longer available!

Wake Electric seeks applicants for a one-week, all expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the 2015 Youth Tour. Winners also receive a $1,000 scholarship.To be eligible for the scholarship you must go on the Washington, DC trip. Students will learn about electric cooperatives, American history and the U.S. government. Students will also visit the historic sights and federal facilities of the nation's capital, as well as spend time with their congressional delegations. The trip is set to be held June 13-19, 2015. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded the following year upon proof of enrollment in a college or university.

The deadline was March 16, 2015 by 5:00 p.m. Any applications received after that date will be disqualified. Applicants will be notified of their status in mid April.

Applicants must currently be 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. to receive the $1,000 college scholarship.

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.

2014 Rural Electric Youth Tour winners

Tyler Bendl Dillan Phillips

High-school juniors Tyler Bendl of Wake Forest and Dillan Phillips of Louisburg were selected by Wake Electric to attend the 2014 Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington D.C. in June. Bendl16, is a student at Heritage High School. Phillips, 16, attends Louisburg High School. The two will join nearly 1,500 students from across the United States for a one-week all expenses paid trip to the nation's capital. Both students will also receive a $1,000 scholarship in their high school senior year upon enrollment in a college or university.






For more information on Wake Electric's Youth Tour, click here. To learn more about the youth tour, visit The youth tour is funded through voluntary member and employee donations to Operation Round-Up.

Questions and applications can be directed to:

Wake Electric
2012 Rural Electric Youth Tour
Communications/Public Relations
P.O. Box 1229 
Wake Forest, NC 27588

Fax: 919.863.6456
Phone:  919.863.6312

The youth tour is funded through voluntary member and employee donations to Operation Round-Up and the Wake Electric Foundation.

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