Orcas Power and Light Cooperative’s Nourdine Jensen Cooperative Youth Scholarship Program is accepting applications from high school sophomores and juniors of OPALCO member households. Up to five scholars will receive a $1,000 scholarship from OPALCO and the family of Nourdine Jensen, as well as an all-expenses-paid trip to the Youth Rally, a co-op leadership camp, at the College of Idaho. Applications are available online at www.opalco.com and are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9.
The Youth Rally is a week of fun, personal growth and learning with about 100 students from eight western states. Activities include a day at the water park, volleyball, bowling, social dances, team-building games and educational sessions on leadership, grassroots governance and the power industry. Additional scholarships are awarded at the Rally by the Idaho Consumer-Owned Utility Association (ICUA).
Past scholars have said:
“My sense of the world was changed …” said Brodie Miller from Spring Street International School.
“I made friendships that will last a lifetime …” said Cameron Schuh from Orcas High School.
“I had an amazing time at the Rally. They did a perfect job of balancing education and fun,” said Marné Cook of Lopez High School.
It’s easy to apply. Simply fill out a one-page application and write a one-page letter explaining why you would be a good ambassador of OPALCO. Applications are online at opalco.com/members/youth-rally-scholarships/. Applications are due on Friday, March 9, at 4:30 p.m. to Suzanne Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call Suzanne at 360-376-3537 with questions. Check out photos from past years at flickr.com/photos/opalco/ and also on Facebook @ICUAYouthRally.