Delaware Electric Cooperative Offers Scholarships and Youth Tour to High School Students

For Immediate Release: January 9th, 2017

GREENWOOD, Del.- Delaware Electric Cooperative is proud to announce it will, once again, sponsor an all-expense paid trip for three high school juniors to attend the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, DC. This year's Youth Tour is being held June 11th-16th, and will bring together more than 1,500 students representing 44 states. Participants will see all that Washington, DC has to offer while learning about the history of the United States and the electric co-op movement.

This is an opportunity for students to meet with Delaware's Congressional Delegation on Capitol Hill and tour the city. To participate in this program, students must be current high school juniors and their parent(s) or guardian(s) must receive their electric service from Delaware Electric Cooperative. Final selection for the Youth Tour will be made by a committee based upon an application and personal interview. The deadline to apply is March 10th. For additional information, visit Contact Kevin Yingling via email at or by phone at 302-349-3120 with any questions.

Delaware Electric Cooperative is also excited to offer scholarships to students through the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives' (VMDAEC) Educational Scholarship Foundation Board. Any high school or home schooled senior graduating in 2017, whose parents or guardians are consumer-members of Delaware Electric Cooperative and whose primary residence is served by the Cooperative, is eligible to apply for the 2017 Electric Cooperative Educational Scholarship. An applicant must be entering his or her first semester at a college or technical/trade school in the fall of 2017. 

The Foundation Board selects scholarship recipients based on a combination of weighted criteria, including financial need, academic achievement and a personal statement. For the Educational Scholarship Application Form, and for detailed information on the eligibility requirements and application process, please go online to or Applications are due by February 10th.

Delaware Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric utility serving 93,000 member-owners in Kent and Sussex County, Delaware. For more information visit DEC on the web at or or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.