Co-op Offers Scholarships And Washington D.C. Youth Tour To Students


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

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 14th-18th, and will bring together more than 1,500 students representing 44 states. Participants will see all that Washington, D.C. 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 high school juniors and their parent(s) or guardian(s) must receive their electric service from Delaware Electric Cooperative. Final selection for this year's Youth Tour will be made by a committee based upon an application, essay and personal interview. The deadline to apply is March 13th.

An application and Youth Tour schedule are listed at the bottom of the page. For additional information, visit the Youth Tour website at Contact Kevin Yingling via email at [email protected] 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 2015 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 2015 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 2015.  In 2015, the Educational Scholarship Foundation Board will be awarding $1,000 Scholarships which must be used for tuition, student fees, room and board or the purchase of books. 

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 11th.

Delaware Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric utility serving 88,000 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.

Youth Tour Application

2015 Youth Tour Agenda