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Youth Rally - Scholarship Program

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The Application Request Period for the 2018 Youth Rally Closes March 15th


The Youth Rally is a scholarship competition and leadership program sponsored by consumer-owned utilities throughout the Northwest. Each spring, six students are selected from our service area to join about 80 other students at the College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho. Most students are from Idaho but many also come from Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Nevada, Utah & Wyoming.

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Each of the six students selected to represent CPC will receive a scholarship (ranging from $1200 - $500) from Clearwater Power at our Annual Meeting in November. In addition, each student is eligible to earn another scholarships (ranging from $300 - $600) from ICUA at the Rally in July.

One lucky student attending the Rally will be selected to represent Idaho at the National Youth Tour in Washington D.C. the following June! The National Youth Tour is sponsored by National Rural Electric Association (NRECA).

Who is Eligible and How to Apply

  • High school sophomores and juniors in passing academic standing only (min. 2.0 GPA).

  • Parents or guardians must be co-op Members.

  • Students must complete the application process. The top six scores are then invited to attend. The application process includes:

    • 400-Word Essay
    • 20-Question Written Exam
    • Panel Interview Held in Lewiston

  • ​​​Applicants who were not selected as Sophomores can apply again as Juniors. Each student may only attend the Youth Rally once.
    (This rule does not apply to students who are voted by their peers to return as 2nd-year directors. - please call for more information.)

The Rally is a five-day event where students learn leadership, teamwork, cooperation and communication skills. It also promotes an understanding of the utility industry and in particular, public power. The Youth Rally is sponsored by the Idaho Consumer-owned Utilities Association (ICUA) and other participating co-ops.

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