OPALCO college scholarship and Youth Rally apps due May 6

Submitted by OPALCO

Up to five local students will receive a $1,000 scholarship as well as the opportunity to represent our community at a co-op leadership camp (where they are could earn another $1,100 in scholarship funds). OPALCO’s Youth Rally and Scholarship Program are accepting applications from high school sophomores and juniors of OPALCO member households. It’s easy to apply: www.opalco.com/members/youth-rally-scholarships/.

The Youth Rally is a week-long leadership camp in July filled with personal growth and learning with about 100 students from eight western states at the College of Idaho – all expenses paid. 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.

OPALCO and the family of past OPALCO board member Nourdine Jensen established this program to educate local youth about public power and provide opportunities to explore and network outside of San Juan County. Nourdine Jensen served on the OPALCO board for 37 years, from 1965-2008.

Find the program guidelines, timeline, and application at: www.opalco.com/members/youth-rally-scholarships/. Applications are due on Friday, May 6th at 4:30 pm. Please call Krista at 360-376-3560 if you have questions. And, check out photos from past years at https://www.flickr.com/photos/opalco/ and also on Facebook @ICUAYouthRally. It’s fun!

Orcas Power & Light Cooperative is our member-owned cooperative electric utility, serving more than 11,400 members on 20 islands in San Juan County. OPALCO provides electricity that is 97% greenhouse-gas free and is generated predominantly by hydroelectric plants. OPALCO was founded in 1937. Follow OPALCO @OrcasPower on Facebook and Twitter.