2021 Youth Tour
GOING ON NOW!
Even though it's not DC, it is worth your time to enter!
Write a short essay about Callaway Electric
Be selected as a finalist and be interviewed via Zoom
Receive a $500 or $2000 college scholarship
BONUS! Network with other Missouri Youth Leaders!
It's that easy!
Deadline for entry to the 2021 contest is passed.
Check back for details on our 2022 contest, coming in January 2022.
Welcome to the Youth Tour Essay Contest of Callaway Electric Cooperative. Our 2021 contest is underway now. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 573-642-3326.
What is the Youth Tour?
Each year in January the Cooperative sponsors an essay contest for High School Juniors living in or attending school in Callaway Electric's service area (this includes Fulton, New Bloomfield, North Callaway and South Callaway High School). The top winners of the contest are typically awarded an all expense paid week long trip to Washington, D.C. In response to COVID-19, the 2021 DC trip will not be held. HOWEVER, we still encourage students to participate!
In lieu of the trip, we are offering some awesome scholarships along with an opportunity to connect with other Missouri Youth Leaders in a safe and fun environment. For this year's contest, six (6) finalists will be chosen. They will be interviewed via Zoom and three (3) top scoring candidates will each be awarded a $2000 scholarship and participation in the MO Youth Tour Leadership Activities. The remaining three candidates will each be awarded a $500 scholarship.
CONGRATULATIONS to our 2021 Youth Tour Winners! They were Heidi Benningfield of South Callaway HS, Isaac Kronk of Fulton HS and Grace Pontius of South Callaway HS. With COVID-19 still being an issue, the 2021 winners were also unfortunately unable to travel to DC for the Youth Tour. They were instead awarded a $2000 scholarship toward their freshman year of college.
The remaining finalists of our 2021 contest were each awarded a $500 scholarship. Congratulations to Marta Cunningham homeschool, Madison Dyro of Fulton HS and Hailee Potter of South Callaway HS.
How to participate
Traditionally applicants are asked to write an essay to participate in the Youth Tour. We have recently changed up the format so that applicants can either write an essay, create a video or put together a digital slideshow. Of the entries received, six finalists will be chosen. The finalists will be interviewed by a panel of three judges via Zoom. Three top scoring finalists are awarded a $2000 scholarship. The remaining finalists will receive a $500 scholarship. All scholarships are non-renewable and will be awarded the first semester of the finalist's freshman year of an accredited college, university or other postsecondary institution.
Please contact us with any questions at 573-642-3326 or email email@example.com.