What do 1,500 high school students, our nation's capital and electric cooperatives have in common?
The Rural Electric Youth Tour, of course!
Brown County REA is looking for one exceptional student to represent the cooperative on an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. June 9-14, 2018. Youth Tour is much more than a sightseeing trip, While in D. C. participants have chance to meet with their elected officials to discuss issues that are important back home. Students return home with a deeper understanding and skillset of what it takes to be a leader and can put those skills to use in their local community. They also learn about the cooperative business model, visit numerous museums and memorials and gain a new appreciation of our nation's history. In the process, many new friendships are created as they spend the week with representatives from electric cooperatives throughout Minnesota.
To learn more, click on the links below.
2018 Youth Tour Application
Youth Tour Selection Procedures
Brown County REA through its Operation Round Up program is please to announce a new scholarship opportunity. Five $200 scholarships will be awarded to students whose parents/guardians are members and live in Brown County REA's service area.
Funds for the scholarships come from members who choose to round up their electric bill to the nearest dollar each month. The difference is placed in a trust which is administered by a nine-member board which meets four times each year to distribute funds to charitable causes, individuals and families in crisis and scholarships.Deadline to apply is April 2, 2018. Winners will be announced at the Brown County REA Annual Meeting, April 5, 2018.
Click on the links below for the scholarship guidelines and application.