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YOUTH PROGRAMS N


ortheast Oklahoma Electric Coopera ve (NEOEC) is pleased to con nue its youth programs in 2015. NEOEC hosts two essay con- tests for area students to a end Energy Camp or Youth Tour, and an opportunity for high school seniors to be awarded scholar- ship dollars.


Energy Camp is for students who are currently enrolled in the eighth grade in one of the schools included in the coopera ve’s service area. The camp is a fun-fi lled  me at Canyon Camp near Red Rock Canyon in Hinton, Oklahoma. Students will have the opportunity to run a mock u lity company fi rst-hand, climb a pole, watch a co-op crew at work, and tour one of the largest genera ng facili es in Oklahoma.


Youth Tour is open to students who currently a end one of the area schools and are enrolled in the eleventh grade. The coopera ve is pleased to sponsor this all-expense-paid, educa onal trip to Washington, D.C., for excep onal students from northeast Oklahoma.


Each year, the coopera ve awards scholarship money to four students from across its service area. One student from each county— Craig/Rogers, Delaware, Mayes and O awa—is selected to receive $1,000 in assistance.


Guidelines, rules, and eligible schools are detailed below. Contact Clint Branham at 1-800-256-6405 ext. 9340, or e-mail: publicrela ons@neelectric.com, or go on-line to www.neelectric.com for offi cial applica ons. Click on the Community Services tab and select the Youth Programs op on.


Youth Tour Tour dates: June 12-18, 2015


• Four winners will be selected. • Open to high school juniors a ending school within the Northeast Oklahoma Electric Coopera-  ve service area. Coopera ve membership is not a requirement.


• Typed essay must be 500 words or more, dou- ble-spaced, on the topic:


“My life without electricity”


• Completed essay must be accompanied by entry form and be mailed or delivered by the contest deadline of Friday, March 13, 2015.


Energy Camp Camp dates: May 26-29, 2015


• Four winners will be selected. • Open to eighth-grade students a ending a school within the Northeast Oklahoma Electric Coopera-  ve service area. Coopera ve membership is not a requirement.


• Essay must be 150 words or more on the topic: “My life without electricity”


• Completed essay must be accompanied by entry form and be mailed or delivered by the contest deadline of Friday, March 20, 2015.


ELIGIBLE SCHOOLS


Craig/Rogers Coun es: Bluejacket, Ketchum, Vinita, Welch, White Oak, Chelsea


Delaware County: Cleora, Colcord, Grove, Jay, Kansas, Kenwood, Moseley, Oaks-Mission


Mayes County: Adair, Pryor, Locust Grove, Salina, Spavinaw, Chouteau, Wickliff e


O awa County: A on, Commerce, Fairland, Miami, Quapaw, Wyando e


College Scholarship Application Deadline: March 20, 2015


Eligibility requirements To be eligible to receive NEOEC’s college scholarship, a student must:


• Be a senior in one of the high schools in NEOEC’s service area, • Reside in a household served by NEOEC, and • Be in the top 1/3 of his/her gradua ng class.


Guidelines • A total of four scholarships will be awarded. Each scholarship will be in


the amount of $1,000 and will be non-renewable. One scholarship will be awarded to a qualifying student in each of the four coun es—Craig/ Rogers, Delaware, Mayes and O awa—in which NEOEC serves electric power.


• The scholarship must be used at an accredited college or university. The scholarship funds will be issued directly to the college or university a ended by the student.


• The winner must become a full- me college student. • The winners will be asked to provide a social security number when the scholarship is sent to the college of their choice.


• The NEOEC board of trustees will act as the scholarship selec on commit- tee. Items for considera on will be: academic ability, school and commu- nity involvement, le ers of recommenda on, and fi nancial need. • The decision of the board will be fi nal.


Instructions for Scholarship Application • A copy of your current high school transcript must be a ached to your completed applica on.


• Two le ers of recommenda on—one from a school source (teacher, counselor, principal, etc.) and one from an outside, non-rela ve, source (youth pastor, family friend, etc.)—must be included.


• If available, a copy of a le er of acceptance from the college you plan to a end, should be submi ed.


• Mail or hand deliver your applica on no later than noon on Friday, March 20, 2015, to: Northeast Oklahoma Electric Coopera ve, A en on: Clint Branham, Scholarship Coordinator, P.O. Box 948, Vinita, OK 74301- 0948.


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